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...
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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Mar 8, 2016

Reaching even more children in India!

Sindhu & team getting ready to teach!
Sindhu & team getting ready to teach!

For our last report, we were excited to report about role models -- the news that our scholarship recipients, girls from less advantaged communities in Bangalore, were now becoming role models for others to follow.  Well, these special girls continue to amaze us - because now, they have led their own workshops in a special Festival of Science!! 

Your support has made it possible for a set of very special girls to have the chance to study in university - and without your support, this would not have been possible.  In addition to their successful studies in Engineering, Biology and Physicis, they now wish to be Ambassadors for local communities.  Sindhu, Srilaksmi, Supriya and Sindhu had the chance to share their learning and passion with hundreds of children from all over the Bangalore region.  We are so incredibly proud of all of you!!!  We can't help but think back to just a few years ago when you were all so shy and just learning english - and now you are teaching others!! 

Plus - this special opportunity was the collaboration between both our education partners in India -- the scholarship girls from Nele participated in this Festival of Science by Parikrma - the students had the chance to meet one another!!

And... several kilometers away but also in India, greenlight for girls has now launched activities in GOA!!!  Over an amazing weekend, we held events in both North and South Goa reaching more than 250 children from a variety of schools, education systems and orphanages.  With the help of some incredible role models in the region & special guests who travelled from California and Brussels to support this endeavour, these girls had a special day just for them in which they could build their skills and interests in science, technology, engineering and math.  This first event was just a beginning and we aim to continue these events as well as see how our scholarship program can help more girls in this region.

PLUS -- we are also exploring the regions of Rajasthan and Calcutta for our next scholarship girls!!!

The wall of science at the Festival
The wall of science at the Festival
Festival of Science in Bangalore
Festival of Science in Bangalore
In the classroom at the Festival
In the classroom at the Festival
Encouraging questions in Goa India
Encouraging questions in Goa India
250 incredible girls in Goa
250 incredible girls in Goa
Hands-on learning from one another
Hands-on learning from one another

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