Mombasa Girls in STEM
TechWomen Kenya is a community based organization based in Mombasa that was formed by 4 alumni of the TechWomen program. In 2015, they were among 48 global recipients of the US State Department’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) and were the first winners of this fund from Kenya.
Their winning project was ‘Mombasa Girls In STEM Solve IT’; a project that aimed to increase high school girls participation in Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology (STEM). 180 high school girls from 11 schools in Mombasa took part in the first cycle of the project in 2016. In 2017, the organization became 2 time winners of the AEIF. The second phase trained 199 high school girls from 13 schools in Mombasa.
The high school girls were all taken through a custom STEM curriculum and tasked them to create solutions to community problems using the knowledge and skills gained. Over 60 STEM based solutions have been created and presented at two Girls In STEM Fairs.
The project is implemented together with Pwani Teknowgalz.