Mombasa Girls in STEM
Techwomen Kenya 2014 Alum, was among 48 global recipients of the US State Department’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund. And the first winner of this fund in Kenya. The fund seeks to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The 2 time winning proposal, Mombasa Girls in STEM, aims to increase Mombasa girls’ interest in science-based subjects by having 25 professionals from Mombasa train 150 high school girls, in Mombasa, on a STEM-based curriculum.
The approach will not only help demystify science subjects among girls but will also strengthen the capacity of existing female professionals by having them train the students and help them design a project to be presented at an open to the public STEM fair at the end of the project. The project is implemented together with Pwani Teknowgalz
At the STEM fair, a platform for the participating high school students is provided for students to exhibit their STEM based solutions to community problems in Mombasa modeled around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our aim is to have local government leaders, technologists and the public judge the feasibility of the solutions designed by the girls and consider implementing the winning solution.