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GWSE STEAMEd Diversity and Inclusion for SpecialEd Girls

We welcome our new Special Ed Girls,

2020 is off to a great start!  Our girls and STEAMEd team have welcome special ed girls who are hearing impaired. Our girls and the team are all enjoying learning sign language and the SpecialEd girls are excited to feel loved and make new friends.

We are also currently still developing our diversity and inclusion strategies that fit well with both groups of girls so as always if  you would like to get involved  please email: educateher@gwse.org

Thank you to all who continue to support our girls!  We appreciate and love you all.

Warmest Regards

GWSE family and friends

 

 

 

STEAM GARDEN LAB

Through the use of the Problem based learning methodology the STEAM girls have been able to better understand the challenges of gardening and apply new methods to improve e.g. soil acidity, water retention, parasites and other predators etc.

The gardening project certainly helps build the social group collaboration, increase a sense of responsibility and ownership. Overall the project has built more confidence in the girls and uncovered their individual unique abilities through the different task or duties.

We also enjoyed a  great job shadowing this year!

Our STEAM girls successfully completed their 1st independent farming project, learning more about the complexity of the processes of farming. This experience enables them not only to understand business processes but also to better understand where their food comes from.

Thank you to all who continue to support our girls!  We appreciate and love you all.

Warmest Regards

GWSE family and friends

 

GWSE STEAM GIRLS AT TWOW AFRICA 2019

GWSE STEAM Girls had a great time at the TWOW Africa conference where they were the VIP guests and held their own during their panel discussion.

The STEAM girls discussed their role in the development of Africa and shared some solutions that they are working to improve their communities. The girls did an awesome job and got a standing ovation for being BOLD, BRAVE and BRILLIANT!! our STEAM Girls ROCKED!! A BIG thank you to ALL the girls, their parents, teachers, facilitators, our supports, partners, collaborators, and well-wishers.

Congratulations TWOW Africa for running an awesome race and for ALL the HardWork, Commitment and the investment you have made into the lives and dreams of many many women and girls in Africa!! It was amazing to see the many SocEnts and upcoming businesses that African woman are spearheading. Really cool stuff!! Our girls like the many many women and girls across the continent had a blast:o) Much Love!

To everyone who would like to join us at the TWOW Africa 2020 platform for dialogue or marketplace, please feel free to connect with us please e-mail: educateher@gwse.org

WHAT IS STEAM?

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. It is an acronym that was developed to address the present and future shortage of skilled workers in high tech fields.  

We believe that by engaging more girls in STEAM subjects, we will further develop a sort of critical thinking.  We also include the arts in our STEM club as most of our girls connect with liberal arts like music, drama, dance, and art.

We identified significant differences in how girls and boys react to STEM, their learning styles and realized that what appeals to the boys doesn't necessarily appeal to the girls. Therefore we decided to include the arts in order to incorporate their talents and take advantage of their interests by integrating the visual arts into the club activities to create STEAM. By doing so we create a positive environment of learning.

STEAM can change perceptions and beliefs about gender gaps in mathematics and science fields. Schools should cultivate girl’s achievement and interest in science and engineering and design curriculum that provides an environment of learning.

We strive to bridge the gap of the inadequate education of students mostly girls in these areas through our STEAM Clubs and see this a field that is relevant in development that can improve their problem-solving skills, especially in underserved communities.

We are now accepting donations: Click here to support our work 

Why do Girls Need STEAM?

We believe that EDUCATION is a human right and no child should be excluded from pursuing their dreams.

Most of our Girls are from low income families who have very limited resources and education is a luxury. They are faced with several obstacles on a daily basis that affects their school attendance and overall academic performance. We believe that a STEAM club can bridge that gap and boost their performance and confidence. Listen to Interview on why STEAM matters

 

Every child every GIRL should have the opportunity to attend school and receive a quality education regardless of their socia-economic circumstances or their families income level.

To support our ongoing Campaign Lifting as you Climb, we would like to invite you all to Share your Shine and or your Sisterhood Smarts with us. Please visit the teespring site here to select the tee of your choice.

Why does STEAM matter?

In our observation there is an immense imbalance is STEAM-related fields, even in countries where women are over 50% of the population. So if half the population does not engage in shaping their future then we will continue to have an imbalance and their ideas will never see the day of light. So why does STEM matter?

  • Currently, most girls feel less capable in these fields and are encouraged to pursue other fields, partly due to stereotyping and cultural expectations.
  • Careers in STEAM have the tendency to offer more opportunities and pay higher which can play a role in getting the families out of poverty

If you would like to sponsor one of our girl's education or support our STEM clubs kindly contact us for more information or e-mail us at empowerher@gwse.org

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

We also put together some easy read resources and articles for you to get some insights on women and leadership, gender parity, diversity, and work-life balance.

Read the articles below:

Let’s talk about Menstruation (Yes, you read it right)

In this article, we bust the myths about periods and address the very real issues faced by millions of women around the world every month. The menstrual cycle is “the cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next” (Merriam-Webster). The cycle is initiated by the ovulation (the ovaries release an egg) and ends by menstruation (in case of non-pregnancy). The menstrual cycle is a natural part of a woman’s life as eating and sleeping but represents a perpetual struggle for most women.

Read More..Reusable-vs-Disposable-Pads-Draft-1.pdf

 

GENDER GAP IN THE LABOR MARKET: WHAT WE LOSE DUE TO GENDER DISPARITY?

Until the end of XIX century, women were perceived as inferior and therefore were excluded from participation in public life, politics, education, and certain professions. Since then phenomenon referring to social, political, intellectual or economic disparity due to gender differences has gradually declined.  Gender gap narrowed, sex segregation in most professions significantly decreased, and women climbing the management ranks started steadily rise. For instance, in advanced countries, the gender gap in education, which has a positive relation with employment, has closed – and even reversed.  Eurostat reports that in 2015 the proportion of women in the EU that had attained tertiary education (graduated from universities or other higher education institutions) exceeded that for men by 9.3 %. While women in the U.S. earn 60% of all master's degrees. Read more: Gender disparity

 

WORKING MOTHERS: BALANCING FAMILY AND WORK

Our generation of women has many more opportunities than the ones before us ­ our mothers, grandmothers, and so on. Not long ago they were considered only human beings with obligations instead of rights and the most important of them was to serve their husbands and have children. Nowadays there are no restrictions in pursuing the careers women want for themselves. They get to pick their own path in life. More importantly, this generation grew up in
a world that was already benefiting from the basic civil rights of women. At least in theory, because there are still many women who unfortunately do not have them and who have the same problems as 100 years ago. Read more: Working Mothers.pdf

 

WOMEN LEADERS: WHY SO FEW WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP?

A leadership position requires a lot of dedication, time, work, and nerve. The
challenge for a woman is to find a balance between the career and her personal life – her
family. Besides her work position, a woman can also be a wife, a mother, a daughter, a
housekeeper, a nanny, a cook, and the list can go on. It can be very exhausting for her to
accomplish all of these roles and be effective home and at the workplace. They have to be
effective in all areas. It is expected of them to do well in those things. Read More: WHY-SO-FEW-WOMEN-IN-LEADERSHIP.pdf

 

WHY DIVERSITY MATTERS: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MATTERS TO EVERY BUSINESS

Diverse views are good for business. Why you might ask? Read more: Why Diversity Matters

 

 

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS

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15 Ways to become more confident

This book is a celebration of YOU. It has simple and practical tools that can help you become more confident. It will open up parts of yourself the even you did not know existed. Here are 15 ways to become more confident in a workbook format to integrate into your daily routines and achieve Self Love.

This is CONFIDENCE! Get your copy here

 

 

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

DONATIONS : A BIG THANK YOU to ALL our Angels out there!!.

Dear All our Book Donors,

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all your amazing books that you were able to part with.. keep them coming:o) This generous gift to our girls at the STEAM club will have a major impact on the way they learn and how they further develop  mentally, spiritually, physically and academically. We know the EQ is just as important as IQ.

On behalf of all of us, We want to thank you for helping us make a positive difference. Your support encourages our continued commitment to reaching our goal to educate as many girls as possible. Support our work here

We appreciate and love you all.

Warmest Regards

GWSE family and friends

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