Women in Science (WiSci)

  • P Project/Program

Key Information

WiSci Girls’ STEAM Camps are an elite opportunity for secondary school girls from around the world to dive into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses paid. WiSci Camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn together for two weeks while exploring their interests in STEM. Camps include expert facilitators in STEM and girls’ leadership who provide a first-class classroom curriculum, mentorship opportunities, and skills training. Campers learn to value taking risks and to bounce back after failing, in a fun camp environment. Since 2015, WiSci Camps have been made possible thanks to private-public partnerships between Girl Up and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, Intel, Google, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and many other incredible partners who are committed to closing the gender gap in STEAM.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Years

2015 -

Location(s)

Estonia, Georgia, Indonesia, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Peru, Rwanda, United States of America

Funders

Not applicable or unknown

Partners

U.S. Department of State's Office of Global Partnerships; Google

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Attainment

  • Post-secondary
  • Secondary completion

Quality

  • Curricula/lesson plans

Skills

  • STEM

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Mentorship

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school

Age

15 - 18

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Teachers - female

Participants include

  • Other

Program Approaches Back to Top

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Teachers as mentors

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • STEM - in the classroom
  • STEM - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Leadership training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased secondary school completion

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms