Stanley Anigbogu is a Nigerian changemaker, STEM advocate, entrepreneur and creative technologist studying Multimedia Development on full scholarship at The National School of Applied Sciences, Kenitra, Morocco. During his time in Morocco, he was recognized by the Nigerian Student Association as the most innovative/creative student in 2021.
He is the founder of ArtecHubs Nigeria, a leading STEM skill acquisition company for young minds in southeast Nigeria. Stanley is enthusiastic about storytelling and how it can be used to transform the world while also empowering the next generation by closing the gender gap in STEM and reducing inequity among children in rural areas. He is also an internationally recognised, award winning innovator and filmmaker.
Seeing that young people would struggle in the future workplace if they didn’t acquire 21st century digital skills, Stanley founded ArtecHubs Nigeria despite having to sell his food and other supplies, pick up scrap metal on the streets, and load trucks in markets until he was able to finance the project sufficiently and receive grants.
Through ArtecHubs, he has organized various tech skill acquisition trainings in coding, robotics and local technology for children living in rural and suburban regions. It accomplishes this through hands-on inclusive training sessions, Industry 4.0 boot camps, and group community projects/exhibitions. ArtecHubs also helps students convert their unique tech solutions into disruptive early-stage startups through its special entrepreneurship classes. Today, ArtecHubs has successfully reached over 5500 students in Nigeria and Morocco, has worked with 22 schools, and its students have gone on to win various international and national science and engineering competitions.
Stanley has also initiated a series of projects targeted at addressing educational issues that affect children in Nigeria's rural and suburban neighborhoods. This includes The Dream Box Initiative, a project he created to interact with youngsters who do not have access to basic tools and materials to build on their tech ideas, supplying them with free STEM kits and rapid prototyping training.
Stanley also started the Stem4Her project, an initiative designed to help empower young girls through specific training to motivate them to pursue careers in technology and establish a gendered perspective in the STEM field. To date, it has equipped up to 1500 rural girls with skills in STEM.
Stanley is also the founder of Sparknuit, a disruptive startup providing reliable, available, and cheap sources of electricity for people in hard-to-reach areas as well as solar-powered lamps so that children may study and see clearly at night.
Stanley’s initiatives have received global recognition from international organizations such as the Diana Award, and he has also participated as a facilitator and speaker at events such as the Nigeria Edtech Summit, Berlin Science Week, RDC Science Week, and Morocco Science Week where he is invariably the youngest speaker.