The Girls Science Exploratory

We’ve moved the project blog to a new website: The-Exploratory.org. And yes, we’ve renamed it The-Exploratory. See you over there!

Happy 2016!

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a community – (em)powered transmission project

Inspire female students through science & engineering

Engage teachers in quality teaching & learning

Create leaders conversant in science, technology, engineering

Vision

The future of Ghana and other developing countries depends on current improvements in educational access, and a transformation of teaching and learning. Through the Girls Science Exploratory, we seek to create citizens with critical thinking skills who can identify key questions, and come up with new solutions; and who also have a concern for the common good – local, regional, national and global. This outlook, typical of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, can propel communities and the country forward.

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Why Promote Practicals?

Public schools in many communities lack resources and professional development for hands-on science and engineering explorations. Inquiry workshops, science kits and an community learning hub facilitate understanding and creativity, beyond the page, the classroom and the school.

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Why Girls Only?

Research has demonstrated that investment in women and girls is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. Currently, women in Africa are gravely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers, as well as in leadership positions, because they lack encouragement, opportunities and confidence early on in life. Science programs open to all seldom have equal representation of boys and girls, further disadvantaging young women.


Since girls and women bring diverse ideas to the table, we seek to prepare them to become future leaders by nurturing their skills and habits of mind in science & design thinking at a young age.

Teacher Training

Our trainings focus on 1) increasing the quality of science teaching by equipping teachers with new ideas on engaging students, through hands-on learning (materials) and effective teaching methods. 2) Gender responsive training alert teachers to their personal bias against girls, so they will be more aware of their practice at school, and also become advocates in their community.


Join us in this endeavor!