One-to-One Learning Project in Nigeria
Volunteer in Nigeria!
SEED is changing the way students learn at two Nigerian schools. Through an innovative multi-sector collaboration with two nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), a mining company, and a national government 3,000 students will each receive his or her own laptop computer. These computers, specially designed by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) educational initiative, include programs that allow personal growth through the use of digital technologies. Students will use their computers to learn mathematics, science, and other fundamentals—both independently and collectively. Find out more on our Web site.
Registered SEED volunteers are invited to participate in this program through various volunteering opportunities.
Who can register as a volunteer?
Schlumberger employees and their family members
Former Schlumberger employees
Friends of Schlumberger employees
Verification of employment status or employee referral status will be completed upon registration.
Can non-Schlumberger employees and relatives volunteer in this program?
At present time the program is not accepting volunteers who are not related to the Schlumberger Company as defined above. However, with your permission, the SEED Nigeria Coordinator will retain your name and email address should external volunteering opportunities become available. We will also contact you via email to keep you informed of the program’s status.
How do I register?
Registration is simple and takes only a few minutes.
Visit the SEED Web site: www.seed.slb.com.
Select your language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish)
Select VOLUNTEERS from the left-side menu
Enter your details and press SUBMIT.
What opportunities in the One-to-One Learning Project in Nigeria are available to me?
SEED offers a variety of local and virtual opportunities to volunteers around the world. A comprehensive listing of opportunities will soon be available on our Web site. Participation in the Nigerian program includes the following activities:
School Science Workshops: Volunteers can teach students and teachers at a local school. They may utilize their own scientific expertise to design the activities, or if they prefer, order an activity from the SEED Web site. SEED offers SEEDKITS: pre-packaged activities that provide the resources and instruction necessary to run a science workshop at a local school. Volunteers may order SEEDKITS from SWPS or the SEEDSTORE. More details on SEEDKITS can be found on the SEED Web site.
Student Tutoring and Mentorship: Volunteers with proven knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics can provide after school tutoring to students. A long-term commitment may be necessary.
Laptop Maintenance: Volunteers with computer technology or IT backgrounds can offer their services to maintain laptops and server controls at local schools, or to train the IT representatives at the school.
Administrative assistance: The SEED Nigeria Coordinator will need assistance with various administrative activities, including document creation, photography, videoing, collecting works and stories of students, teachers, parents, etc.
All participation is done on a volunteer basis. There is no payment for time contributed and no reimbursement for travel or meal costs.
How do I begin?
Due to lack of administrative support and resources, we will only coordinate volunteering events for those volunteers who express interest directly to us and are committed to the event. We need volunteers who are self-directed and can plan, make all arrangements, and follow-up with minimal contribution from the SEED coordinator.
Will the SEED Nigeria Coordinator contact me if further opportunities arise?
Yes, once you are a registered volunteer, the SEED Nigeria Coordinator may contact you via email to notify you of further opportunities and program updates. Once registered, you may also receive updates from the Global SEED Volunteer Coordinator.
To volunteer your time for SEED’s pilot One-to-one Learning project in Nigeria, contact Valerie Edozien Nwogbe or the SEED Volunteer Coordinator.
Schlumberger employees, spouses, children, parents, and contractors may register with SEED in our Volunteer Center.