Greenlight for girls holds one-day, girl-focused events to show the fun in math, science, engineering and technology through hands-on workshops run by role-models in STEM fields. These are free & open to the local community with particular focus to reach girls in less advantaged communities. The money raised would provide 1,000 girls funding for transport, nutrition, workshop materials, access to lab & computer equipment so that they may participate regardless of their economic situation.
Sometimes all you need in life is a special person to encourage you to pursue your dreams. Not everyone has this role model in their lives or the means to the education needed to get there. There are so few women that take up science careers but they make up more than half of the world's population. Why? We asked girls, "Why do you think women don't go into the sciences?" They had so many answers; but, one stood out. "They hadn't experienced it." That's what we are here to do for them.
We need to be able to reach the girls that can't be reached due to lack of funding, role models and opportunity. Our objective is to create a learning environment that underlines the importance of math and science but also demonstrates how fun it can be. We bring together girls and role models in the STEM fields and inspire confidence in their abilities and in their dreams. We want them to believe that anything is possible.
In our follow-up surveys after our events, an average of 94% of girls who attended said the event encouraged them to pursue science subjects, even from some who were not currently enrolled in science studies. Our events have already demonstrated a positive impact to inspire girls all around the world from every economic background. We have already reached 15,000 children and this additional funding will help us to reach 15,000 more!