Girls Science Clubs
Now: Girls meet weekly after school or Saturdays for hands-on science and engineering explorations that encourage play and risk-taking; build confidence; and promote leadership, team work and peer learning.
Near term: Role model visits and field trips further open girls’ eyes about the possibilities for women in society.
Long term: Provide scholarships to girls entering SHS.
Teacher Training Workshops
Now: Workshops empower teachers as designer of inquiry-focused learning experiences, and become gender-aware facilitators and advocates. Teachers meet regularly to reflect, provide peer support, and plan lessons and field trips.
Near term: Teachers engage in peer teaching, and receive advice from SET students, faculty and professionals.
Long term: Lead teachers and district coordinators disseminate the project through train-the-trainer workshops.
Now: Curricula and Science Kits, using largely locally available materials, to complement and extend school learning.
Near and long term: Create a resource lending library, and then The Exploratory, a laboratory/ tinkering space, available for AWAP programs and school use. Girls use the space for projects and meetings. Teachers and girls can work with SET professionals and community-based experts to create additional teaching resources.