STEMbees, a non-profit organisation which seeks to encourage and mentor more young African women to pursue their dreams and careers in STEM, is seeking for donations to empower more girls, especially those in low-income areas.
The funds will be used to provide a year’s interactive STEM Education – including LEGO Education, Robotics, Career Awareness, Coding, and 3D Design and Technology. This is projected to cost just over a GHC 100 a year – € 20 – per girl. The aim is, therefore, to raise € 4000 to empower 200 public school girls for the 2017/2018 academic year.
STEMbees, since its inception in 2014, has organised a number of workshops, camps and programs that aim to encourage young women to consider careers in STEM. Some of their flagship activities include: hosting Hour of Code workshops to demystify coding and spark interest in it by teaching some of the basics of coding to girls from various schools; Ms. Cyber Savvy, a project to educate Ghanaian women and girls about digital safety, including effective social networking, safe posting of personal information, digital relationships and Cyber-bullying.
STEMbees recently led a six-member all girls team from Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School to represent Ghana at the FIRST Global Challenge, a yearly international robotics challenge that was held in the United States earlier this year.
Follow this gofundme link to donate to STEMbees, or by mobile money to 0542358220.
You can learn more about them here.