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Entries in G4g day 2012 (2)


Congolese girls are looking forward to another g4g day of science fun

Greenlight for girls is proud to announce our second event in Kinshasa, DRC on 17 November, 2012. Following our public event two weeks ago sharing the latest research of science and girls in Africa, plans are underway for our next event to inspire girls in the area to consider studies and careers in STEM subjects. We have an open call for volunteers, partners and sponsors to contribute to this special event! Contact us to find out how you can contribute,

Help us to distribute this flyer to schools, students, teachers, parents and the DRC community!

Find out the details of our event here.


150 girls yell ā€œIā€™m proud to be a Science Geek!ā€


We call it a good day when 150 girls yell in unison, “I’m proud to be a science geek!”at the top of their lungs.  Saturday, June 2nd at UMass Dartmouth, was certainly one of those days.150 girls aged 10-15 gathered at the University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth, to explore activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The day included a plenary session with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Scientist Andone Lavery and greenlight for girls Founder Melissa Rancourt. During the day girls were treated to a variety of hands-on workshops that included learning about physics using paper airplanes, exploring medicine by suturing fake skin, and discovering the science behind natural beauty products. In addition to the eleven workshops, the girls had the opportunity to explore marine life when the New Bedford Ocean Explorium's mobile van was on sight during lunch. The day concluded with a closing session that saw the science in dasies and the cheers of 150 happy girls. We can't wait until next year!