THE WISCI CAMP

The WiSci (Women in Science) STEAM Camp will be held at the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda from July 26 – August 14, 2015, bringing together 120 high school girls from across Africa and the United States.

The WiSci Camp is a unique opportunity for these girls to learn valuable skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Art and Design (STEAM) fields, while enjoying a rich cross-cultural experience. The STEAM curriculum will be developed by leaders in the science and technology fields, and girls will also have access to mentors and participate in leadership development activities and field trips within Rwanda.

The WiSci Camp is part of the Let Girls Learn initiative.

THE CURRICULUM

The specially-curated program will feature hands-on experiential learning and will expose girls to the wide array of opportunities in the STEAM fields. The formal curriculum will include a week on computer science and a week on robotics, with time during the third week to work on small group projects. The girls will hear from inspiring guest speakers and mentors, and participate in sessions on design-thinking and leadership development.

THE PARTICIPANTS

The WiSci Camp will bring together 120 talented girls from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States, who have demonstrated interest in the STEAM fields and have leadership capacity.

THE PARTNERS

The WiSci Camp is organized jointly by the founding partners; U.S. Department of State, Microsoft, Intel, Girl Up, and the Rwanda Girls Initiative, under the patronage of the Rwandan Ministry of Education.

With the support of the African Leadership Academy

Further Information
More background on the Camp is explained here: http://www.state.gov/s/partnerships/ppp/wisci/. Please contact wiscicamp@africa.co with any questions. Follow us on twitter #Wisci2015