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...
Nov 2, 2015

Science library on to the Congo!

our science library
our science library

Another science library has left the office and on to an area of the world that needs it most!  Thanks to your generous contributions, we have managed to package up a number of books that are now en route to the Democratic Republic of the Congo!!

With our g4g Ambassadors from the Congo along with our HQ team, several boxes have been put together to benefit local schools and orphanages in the Congo.\

The boxes have left the g4g headquarters thanks to the donations from all of you, from local schools wishing to donate their books and from greenlight girls in our recent events who wish to share the books that they have grown up with.

In the boxes includes -- several language learning books from French to English, discovery books of nature and science, chemistry learning, what makes things work, and lots more examples of science, technology, mathematics and engineering skills building that we have been able to collect and pass on.

Soon, the book shelves will be filled in local community centres and orphanages in the Democratic Republic of Congo - thanks to all of you! 

girls in the DRC
girls in the DRC
one of our g4g ambassadors for the DRC
one of our g4g ambassadors for the DRC

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Nov 2, 2015

1000 girls inspired to study science worldwide

greenlight girls in London learn sports & physics
greenlight girls in London learn sports & physics

It has been an incredible past few months. Thanks to all of you – greenlight for girls has been able to reach out to more than 1000 girls and conduct events in London, Singapore, Jordan, New York and Poland – 4 continents and an incredible number of role model volunteers.

Setting out to achieve the intention of this project – giving a greenlight for girls in science – we’ve certainly had the chance to do exactly this as we’ve held more than 5 major events to demonstrate the link of science, engineering, technology and math to any subject and any interest as a means to encourage continuous study and pursuit of the careers that inspire these young girls.

As with every event we hold, at least 20% of the girls that we invite to join our events come from less advantaged environments. These type of environments exist in any part of the world and we find it equally important to provide opportunities to those who may not have role models in their lives as we do to bring together young women from all areas of life so as to meet and find inspiration with one another. This has certainly been the case with the girls we have brought together in all of these geographical areas. We’ve invited girls from all types of environments and school systems to come together for a day of science fun and learning.

In these five locations – we’ve held g4g events that have taught skills in coding, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, computer technology, 3D printing and so much more. We’ve even demonstrated the link of science to the subjects that you may not expect such has… sports! Thanks to our sponsors, we’ve held a greenlight for girls event in London during the Rugby World Cup – a great opportunity to show the importance of studying math and science as we’ve connected this to sports. We’ve held workshops such as how physics can help your game, the virtual reality of the Haka, nutrition linked to energy and safety & biomechanics. Also in London, we worked with the scientists from Imperial College to teach high-level scientific concepts in a way that inspire everyone to frantically scribble in their notebooks and show their knowledge as soon as their parents arrived to collect them. In Amman Jordan, we bring to girls from such a variety of cultures and education and show them the fun of technology and how they can learn to code for a future of possibilities. In Singapore, we’ve invited girls to a prestigious financial conference to meet future employers. In New York, greenlight for girls has worked inside a school reaching both girls and boys to have a fun day linking science with Halloween as the kids went trick-or-treating for science experiments with every teacher in their school.

What has been the result of these incredible past weeks? We’ve reached more than 1000 girls – and countless role models – and we’ve all left the events with the same inspiration. “I can’t wait to learn more about science!”

Thank you all – you’ve made this possible. And you wouldn’t believe where we are going next… here’s the short list: Pittsburg, Bridgewater, Cincinnati, DC, Brussels, Goa, Rajasthan, Bangalore, Sofia, Barcelona.. and that’s only in the next few months. Next year’s incredible list of new cities where greenlight for girls will launch… is simply that, incredible.

Thanks for your continued support!

greenlight girls in London have some fun!
greenlight girls in London have some fun!
greenlight girl in Krakow signs Founder
greenlight girl in Krakow signs Founder's labcoat
greenlight girls in Krakow show their knowledge!
greenlight girls in Krakow show their knowledge!
g4g girls in the lab in Jordan
g4g girls in the lab in Jordan
greenlight volunteers get ready to inspire inAmman
greenlight volunteers get ready to inspire inAmman
greenlight girls in Singapore explore 3D printing
greenlight girls in Singapore explore 3D printing

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Nov 2, 2015

Role models emerge with scholarships in India

Founder with g4g Scholarship recipient
Founder with g4g Scholarship recipient

We started out with a dream... could we figure out how to create university scholarships to those who needed it most?  And so it began -- first in Bangalore with 8 special students. 

These 8 girls have surpassed our expectations.  They are now role models in their communities -- not only excelling in their studies but also now reaching out out to local schools to inspire learning science, math, engineering and technology  - to those who need it most.

In the past weeks, our scholarship students have created opportunities to reach out to their local schools to encourage science learning - and we wish to continue to encourage them - so we have some big events in the midst for the months ahead.  One of girls, Sindhu, has begun teaching school children in her community about physics and science - her passions.  Another of our scholarship girls, Srilaksmi, has just finished her first internship at an amazing company in Bangalore learning practical skills to become an engineer, her dream.

With our scholarship girls, we now gear up to our next big events in India!

In January, greenlight for girls will be holding our first g4g day in Goa - bringing together 200 school kids from local schools for a day just for them, full of workshops and learning about science.  On the same trip, we will be visiting our community centre in Rajisthan where we are providing 31 girls education stipends to encourage them them to continue their school studies up to high school and we hope, beyond.  Finally, we end in Bangalore, the home of our 8 original scholarship girls, where we are planning our first g4g@work project to invite local school girls to one of our corporate partnerships to introduce them to a future workplace!

Thank you everyone for your continue support of our scholarship initiatives -- you are making it possible for these girls to become future engineers and scientists - and to change the community around them.

g4g with Parikrma school
g4g with Parikrma school
Parikrma school - g4g scholarship students attend
Parikrma school - g4g scholarship students attend
g4g Board Director with Nele scholarship girls
g4g Board Director with Nele scholarship girls

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