AOL teams up to bring Women in Science STEAM camp to Rwanda
This first-of-its-kind Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp program was organized by the U.S. Department of State, Microsoft 4Afrika, Intel, AOL Charitable Foundation, the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign, and the Rwanda Girls Initiative, with support from Meridian International Center, the Rwandan Ministry of Education, the African Leadership Academy, and the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
The WiSci camp is part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, launched by the White House to open the doors of education for girls around the world. The STEAM camp (STEM + Art & Design) was established to tackle the gender imbalance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) globally. The camp takes place in Rwanda from July 25 through August 15.
120 talented high-school girls from across Africa and the U.S. are participating in the three-week program at the Gashora Girls Academy, about an hour south of Kigali, Rwanda. Each camper was chosen for her demonstrated interest in the STEAM fields and record of leadership in her community, and will enjoy a robust curriculum developed by AOL, Microsoft and Intel, as well as cross-cultural activities, local excursions, mentorship opportunities, and much, much more.
To read blogs from on the ground, check out their HuffPost pieces here and follow #WiSci2015 via social to stay up to date on the conversation.
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