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 1, 2015

A greenlight to girls in Greece, Italy & More!

greenlight girls at work!
greenlight girls at work!

In the past few months, we have reached more than 1500 more girls in cities in different parts of the world!  The g4g teams in Brussels, Athens, Italy & Massachusetts have been working to bring inspiration and science learning to young budding scientists and engineers - and your help has made this happen!

Biggest news first!

In Athens, we are working with our partner, Herakleidon Museum, and have held a launch event for the girls in the Athens community to announce some amazing news.  We are providing free year-wide educational classes on robotics, mathematics and other science and engineering subjects to girls of unemployed families - all because of the incredible team at the Museum.  At our recent event, the girls were able to start their contagion for learning as they had a chance to dive into the fun in mathematics - and even had a chance to put their own DNA on a necklace!

In Italy, we had the opportunity to continue our science inspiration to the children of the community of Sondrio.  Working with our partners in the area and a very enthusiastic school, we held an event of science fun - including launching coca-cola rockets with the help of a little mentos.  The children of course, LOVED it - and they are asking for when we can return.

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts, we continue to give a greenlight for girls in science for our 4th annual event at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus.  Activities created inside and outside the building keep the girls clamouring for more learning about science, math, engineering and technology.

More big news!

In Brussels, we have held several community events to bring fun science workshops & activities to a large group of diverse students in different areas of the country.  One of these activities includes our new event - g4g@work!  With the help of partner Cisco, we have brought a special group of girls into their company for a day with loads of hands-on skill building in technology -- which ended with all of them receiving a special certication as a "Cisco Certified Future Engineer".

Keep posted as we continue to go around the world!  Where are we going next?  Amman, Krakow, London, Alexandria Virginia and much more!

DNA fun workshop
DNA fun workshop
Lab time in Italy!
Lab time in Italy!
Jul 1, 2015

The Amazing Accomplishments of our girls in India!

In Rajasthan for our next scholarship!
In Rajasthan for our next scholarship!

It now seems ages ago when we started our scholarship programme in India - when in fact, it has only been a few short years.  Why do we feel as if more time has passed?  We are simply awe-struck as to the incredible accomplishments of the girls who have benefited so far from being able to go to university.

We are as proud as parents!

You should hear us... when we speak of our greenlight girls in India, we talk about them as if they are our children.  We boast about their accomplishments.  We talk about their latest grades in their courses.  We are truly so proud of what they are doing - so, please allow us to boast a bit more to all of you!  Here is some news from just a few our girls:

Sindhu is reaching her last year in university and has already captured the teaching contagion.  She just "taught" her first group of small children in her neighbourhood about the subject of physics and had so much fun that she is already planning her next class.

Srilaksmi is off to her first internship!  That's right!  With the help of one of our greenlight partners in India, she will get the chance to work as an engineer in a local manufacturing plant for a few months to put her studies into practice.  She is SO excited!

When we decided to provide this scholarship opportunity, it wasn't only the funds we were seeking to provide.  We are also a mentor to these girls - someone to encourage them to keep going and to reach for more possibilities.  This is why the idea of continuous learning and education makes us so proud.  The fact that Sindhu is already taking her education to educate another future generation makes our heart grow with pride.  The incredible opportunity that Srilaksmi has now to start working in her field before she even graduates makes our eyes tear up with the thought of the incredible path she is starting for herself and as a role model for others.

Getting ready for the next events in India

Sindu, Srilaksmi and all our greenlight girls in India will be helping us bring our greenlight for girls activities to a few cities - so these next few months will be our preparation time to gear up for these great moments to-come. 

Where are we going?  Well, in addition to working with our great educational partners in Bangalore - and previously announced with our new scholarship in Rajasthan - we will also be going to GOA!  We will be holding a greenlight for girls day in Goa, India in January 2016. 

Our greenlight girls are Ambassadors, they are role models, they are an inspiration to all of us.  Congratulations to all of you!

Our girls from Nele at one of our partners!
Our girls from Nele at one of our partners!
Jul 1, 2015

Science Library ready to go to the DRC!

Books ready to ship!
Books ready to ship!

Our office is again inundated with more lovely, colourful science and math-related books!  Thanks to our partnerships with schools and for our greenlight girls, we have several boxes of books in English, French & Dutch that are ready to be shipped out.

Where are they headed to?

The funds that you are providing will help us send these books to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a small science library installation at one of our partner schools.

How are we getting the books ready?

For the past few weeks and for the next few, we have our greenlight girls' interns working on several projects in our office.  Our interns are young students of all ages who wish to contribute to greenlight for girls by working on initiatives to reach children around the world and encourage them to study science.  One of the projects is our Science Library -- so the girls are helping to inscribe our newly donated books with inspiring messages for the children in the DRC to see.

What is next?

Our office will be a buzz of activity in these coming weeks as we get ready to ship them to the school in the Congo.  Thanks for all your help to make this happen!!

Science Library arrives!
Science Library arrives!

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