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Who We Are

We are a US-based non-profit organization with 501(C) (3) tax exempt status from IRS. Our organization promotes STEM education, collaborate with stakeholders, advocate efforts to narrow the STEM gap in disadvantaged communities.

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Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians by providing innovative, hands-on STEM programs and resources. Our goal is to level the playing field and make STEM education accessible to all, regardless of background or economic status.
We believe that STEM education is critical for success in the 21st century and that every student should have the opportunity to discover and pursue their passions in these fields. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive community where students can learn, grow, and thrive.
Our Programs
Our programs are designed to engage students in exciting and relevant STEM topics, from coding and robotics to renewable energy and biotechnology. Our experienced educators and volunteers provide hands-on learning experiences that foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does 'MaaQef' mean and what is its mission?

MaaQef’ is an Amharic word meaning ’embrace’. Our organization lives up to its name by embracing the youth communities to provide accessible and high-quality STEM education , equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an increasingly technology-driven world. We firmly believe that every young mind has the potential to contribute positively to society, and through our programs, we aim to unlock their potential and foster a love for learning.

How was MaaQef founded?
MaaQef was founded in 2023 by a group of individuals passionate about cultivating a love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among young learners.
How can I get involved with MaaQef?
There are several ways to get involved, including [volunteering, donating, attending events, etc.]. Visit our [Get Involved] page for more details on how you can support our cause.
Does MaaQef accept donations? How can I make a donation?

Yes, we gratefully accept donations. You can make a donation online through our website, send a check to our mailing address, or contact us directly for other ways to contribute. For more information, please visit our Donations page.

What types of events and programs does MaaQef offer?
We offer a variety of interactive workshops, classes, and hands-on projects. Check out our [Events and Programs] page for upcoming activities.
How can I sign up for an event or program?

You can sign up for our events and programs by visiting the [Events and Programs] page on our website and filling out the registration form for the event you’re interested in.

I need assistance/support from MaaQef. How can I request it?

If you’re in need of support, please visit our Support Services page to learn more about the assistance we offer and fill out the request form. You can also contact us directly at 703-966-3579.

How can I contact MaaQef?

You can contact us through our Contact Us page, where you’ll find our email address, phone number, and a contact form.