WomHub recognizes the importance that creating awareness and unlocking possibilities for girls at a young age plays in their decision making for future careers and journeys. Apart from understanding the range of STEM skills critical for the future world of work, introducing role models and mentors to girls and allowing them to explore their personal potential, are all key factors in building their passion, interest and curiosity.
With this in mind, WomEng, in partnership with Motorola Solutions Foundation, recently hosted the impactful GirlEng Technovation Camp. We welcomed 100 high school girls from disadvantaged backgrounds into our Hub for a 4 day programme to explore STEM, learn new skills and engage with experienced STEM professionals - opening doors to a future of endless possibilities.
The GirlEng Technovation Camp Experience
The GirlEng Technovation Camp is a life-changing experience for the participating high school girls. Over the course of the program, they engage in hands-on workshops, mentorship sessions, and team projects. Through interactive activities, the girls develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills. They are exposed to various STEM disciplines, including robotics, coding, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and more. The camp fosters an environment of collaboration, encouraging girls to support and learn from one another. The invaluable mentorship provided by industry professionals and role models helps to broaden the girls' horizons and instills confidence in their abilities.
Impact beyond the TechCamp
The impact of the GirlEng Technovation Camp extends far beyond its duration. By introducing high school girls to STEM in an engaging and supportive setting, WomEng is empowering these young women to envision themselves as future leaders in the field. The camp ignites their passion for STEM and provides them with the necessary tools and resources to pursue their aspirations. As these girls grow and enter higher education and the workforce, they bring diverse perspectives and innovative ideas, making a lasting impact on their communities and the world.
Building sustainable outcomes
One of the remarkable aspects of the GirlEng Technovation Camp is the creation of a strong support network. Participants build connections with like-minded peers, mentors, and professionals who share their passion for STEM. These connections extend beyond the camp, offering ongoing mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to resources. By fostering this network and harnessing the palpable energy and passion in the workshop, we ensure that the impact of the camp continues to resonate long after it is run. Young women in our community who have attended similar programmes previously and gone onto to be industry professionals often recognize and feedback the profound role that the GirlEng programme had on their confidence and decisions made for their future.