Internationally, there is a strong gender imbalance in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The WiSci Camp aims to bridge that gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities and learning excursions within Malawi.
The Girls WiSci camp aligns with the United Nations’ 2015 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve gender equality and empower all girls and women. It also aligns with the Let Girls Learn initiative, which was launched by the White House to open the doors of education for girls around the world, the Equal Futures Partnership, which focuses on advancing women’s economic and political participation, recent free trade agreements, as well as bilateral and regional environmental cooperation efforts.
In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in STEM, and to further achieve gender equality and girls’ empowerment, there is the need for greater opportunities be made available to girls and an increase in investments around girls’ STEM education.
- Applicants must be citizens and residents of Malawi, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia or the United States of America.
- Applicants must self-identify as female.
- Applicants must be between the ages of 15-18.
- Applicants must have the expressed permission of a parent or guardian to apply for this opportunity.
- It is required that applicants have at least one (1) year of secondary school still left to complete and can commit to attend the full duration of camp.
- Applicants should also have regular access (at least once per week) to internet at a home, school, community center, internet café or other location.
WHEN: July 30 – August 15, 2017
Have questions? Email: wiscicamp (at) worldlearning.org
DEADLINE: February 13, 2017