Across the world, girls are less likely to finish school, less likely to pursue higher education, and thus less likely to follow career paths that lead to higher-paying, more specialized jobs. – Vicki Niu, C4G content developer, Stanford Undergraduate
We aim to have teachers with student teams in Africa and the USA co-develop and field test 8 C4G Tools for teachers to use when inspiring girls to pursue careers in technology.
- to enable and empower girls to stay in school
- to pursue career roles as leaders and innovators
- and to serve as valuable peers and role models to other girls.
WCE is excited to begin working with 4 of our Field Associates and 4 Country Coordinators of iEARN in Ghana, Liberia, Mali, and Zambia. They will help WCE select and work with 8 school teachers who are members of iEARN and experienced in developing iEARN student-learning projects.
We will also work with universities and gender resource organizations in these countries in the development of these 8 Tools. As a first tool, WCE has begun including our initial C4G Content in the content that WCE volunteers load in the computers we ship. As the tools are rolled out, WCE will disseminate (PLAN) them through our network of 4,430 interested groups.
Our goal is to have these tools impact 11,000 teachers to reach 1 million girls in developing countries within 5 years. The 8 Tools that we co-develop in this initiative will also strengthen our capacity building, training and content services for our Partners in 77 developing countries. The development and implementation of this service is led by Julie Schniewind, the Chair of our C4G Consortia.
One of the 8 Tools that teachers and students can use is the content our volunteers have collected and loaded on the refurbished computers.
- is geared to their needs
- encourages girls to stay in school
- encourages girls to study STEM subjects.