What We Do

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.

STEM Resources

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.

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