Greenlight for Girls, asbl

Mission To encourage girls of any age of any background to consider and pursue math and science-related studies and careers by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways Objectives To increase the number of women in math and science occupations (science, math, engineering & technology = STEM) To create a network of girls so that they meet one another and form future friendships that will encourage them to reach their potential To create a link between girls and real scientists and mathematicians so they can explore dreams and possibilities for the future To provide an outlet for professionals, with particular emphasis on females in math, science and technology...
Jul 22, 2016

Inspiring messages inscribed and now the next Science Library is ready to travel!

Science Library Books ready to go!
Science Library Books ready to go!

We love the moment when we are surrounded by beautiful books and have the chance to inscribe inspiring messages that will reach children on the other side of the globe!  In our office these past weeks, our greenlight for girls science team, a group of special students, have been diligently putting together our next Science Library that will be shipped to our upcoming events in Africa.

These young girls gather donated books that range in every "science"-related topic, from discovery, nature to how things work, in any language and for various age groups.  They are designed to start or contribute to local schools and orphanages that need learning resources, especially for the young children in the community, where printed books and access to information may be scarce.

These past months, the team has enjoyed writing messages to encourage the future reader to find enjoyment in learning.  These books are now being put in place for future events in Nigeria, Ethiopia - as well as other areas in the world, Delhi & Mumbai in India where our organisation is going next!

Our young team preparing books
Our young team preparing books
Trying out the experiments in the books
Trying out the experiments in the books

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Jun 16, 2016

More than 13,000 children reached - thanks to you!

Our g4g science leaders in action at London
Our g4g science leaders in action at London's WOW

What a whirlwind these past few months have been!  Thanks to your support - we have been reaching more and more girls around the world and showing them future careers & inspiring a love for science, technology, engineering & math.

The past 90 days have brought us to....

  • London
  • Bridgewater, Massachusetts
  • Brussels
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Barcelona
  • Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • and Warsaw!

After several opportunities to give a greenlight for science, we've now surpassed 13,000 children personally reached with the help of more than 2,500 volunteers worldwide.

Some of our recent event highlights includes... working with AIG to bring virtual reality fun to the World of Women event in London & launching in Lithuania, working with Bridgewater State University & showing the girls a BIObus, working with Cisco on several initiatives including a girls in ICT day at their office premises & launching in Barcelona & Serbia, receiving a thank you gift from the office of the President of Lithuania, starting a g4g Science Award at the European Science Fair, plus so much more.

We love bringing our hands-on workshop fun to the girls in any language, in any location and have added a few new ones recently:  electronic kit designs, probability with M&Ms, sound waves, solar ovens and much much more.

Thank you all for your continued tremendous support!  Stay tuned for some incredible news as we launch in Australia, New Zealand, San Francisco & more incredible locations in the next 90 days.

Reaching so many young women in Spain
Reaching so many young women in Spain
Giving a g4g science award at the Europe Fair
Giving a g4g science award at the Europe Fair
Inspiring girls in the US!
Inspiring girls in the US!
Having fun at Cisco offices for our g4g@work day!
Having fun at Cisco offices for our g4g@work day!
Getting crazy in Lithuania with 200 amazing girls!
Getting crazy in Lithuania with 200 amazing girls!

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Mar 8, 2016

Books are a precious resource to those in need!

A girl reading in our science library
A girl reading in our science library

You should see our office.  Shelves and shelves and boxes and boxes of treasured learning that has been passed on from our young girls around the world to help another less fortunate.  We ask the participants, young girls from the ages of 11 to 15 (and their parents), to bring a book or two to donate when they arrive at one of our greenlight for girls' events.  Now with the most recent events behind us, our shelves are filled again.  The girls have left inscribed books with personal messages of support and encouragement to a child in another part of the world. They have donated their favourite stories of science, discover, nature, languages, health - everything to make a science library come to life in another part of the world.

Where are these books traveling to?  As you may remember, our last shipment traveled to Kinshasa - where we have the chance to also conduct events with local girls to encourage further studies and learning, especially with science.  With your support - and a bit more - we'll have enough funds to ship these books to an amazing school and orphanage in the Cameroon.  The location for our very first science library, we learned that many of these children do not get a chance to study science until they are much, much older - so they asked is if we could help them learn at the earliest of ages to spark interest & understanding by providing books.  They are ready for more - and we have them ready to ship!

Next - we are beginning our work for greenlight for girls in Nigeria & Kenya - and we will be looking for communities in need to send our next Science Library so.... stay tuned!

Where are next books are traveling to...
Where are next books are traveling to...
Two greenlight girls in Kinshasa
Two greenlight girls in Kinshasa
Kinshasa event for local girls
Kinshasa event for local girls

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