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, Inspire Girls content developer, Stanford Undergraduate
GOAL: Inspire more girls to pursue careers in technology
Objectives to accomplish this goal:
To enable and empower girls to stay in school
To inspire girls to pursue career roles as leaders and innovators
To help participating girls to serve as valuable peers and role models to other girls
- To report annually on our progress to our donors
In developing countries, we recruit teachers and their students who find and field test or create shareable Teacher Resources (educational games, educational videos, curriculum, clubs, iEARN project) in English, French, and Spanish that will expand the Inspire Girls resources included in the content packs that WCE loads in computers.
- In developed countries, we recruit teachers and their students who find and get permission for or create shareable Teacher Resources in English, French, or Spanish that will be included in the content pack that WCE loads in computers after it has been field tested by a participating Inspire Girls teacher and their students in a developing country.
We raise funds to reduce the costs for WCE computers in exchange for having teachers with students research and develop shareable Teacher Resources in any developing country where WCE has partners.
We raise funds to support Inspire Girls Teaching Fellows in Puerto Rico and African countries where WCE has Field Associates. Each of these fellows coaches an after-school Inspire Girls club to develop a new Teacher Resource that WCE shares in our educational content packs, adds to a library on the WCE website, and showcases via social media.
- We raise funds to develop Inspire Girls clubs in schools near WCE chapters or Field Associates. The clubs are about refurbishing computers or shooting and digitally editing videos.
We recruit entrepreneurial women leaders to make 5- 10 minute videos (script) about how technology has helped them. WCE shares these videos in our educational content packs, adds to a library on the WCE website, and showcases via social media.
We recruit entrepreneurial women to act as online mentors to Inspire Girls clubs near WCE chapters or Field Associates.
We continually seek updates for our online Inspire Girls Resource Links for teachers.
If you are interested in helping, contact InspireGirls@WorldComputerExchange.org