THE WISCI CAMP

Girl Up is proud to partner with the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, with the support of the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, to announce the third annual Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp (STEAM= Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics), to be held in Malawi during the summer of 2017.

A public-private partnership, WiSci Malawi will bring together 100 high school girls from the African continent and the United States to work together to enhance their STEAM skills, empower them to develop their leadership potential, and build camaraderie and networks that will propel them to new opportunities in STEAM fields. The theme of WiSci 2017 is using technology to create a safer, more secure world, with a focus on preventing gender-based violence.

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 an interest in the STEAM fields and have leadership capabilities.

THE PARTNERS

WiSci is made possible by the valuable contributions from partners including the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, Intel Corporation, and Google. The WiSci Camp is part of the Let Girls Learn initiative.

The WiSci Camp is organized jointly by the founding partners; U.S. Department of State, Microsoft, Intel, Girl Up.The WiSci Camp is part of the Let Girls Learn initiative.

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 #Wisci2017

From July 26 – August 14, 2015, a pilot WiSci Girls STEAM Camp brought together a diverse group of 30 female U.S. high school students for an opportunity to study at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology in Rwanda alongside 90 African students from 8 African countries. A dynamic group of WiSci partners, including the U.S. Department of State, AOL Charitable Foundation, Girl Up, Intel Corporation, and Microsoft co-designed the concept and over 200 hours of programming, led classroom training, offered mentorship, provided connections to inspiring mentors and supported travel and logistics for the entire camp.