Announcing: The First-Ever WiSci STEAM Camp, July 25 – August 15

Meridian International Center is pleased to announce that the first-ever Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp will be held at the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda from July 25 – August 15, 2015. At this unique camp, 120 high school girls from across Africa and the United States will have the unique opportunity to learn valuable skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design and Math (STEAM) fields, while enjoying a rich cross-cultural experience.

This first-of-its-kind program is organized by the U.S. Department of State, Microsoft 4Afrika, Intel, AOL Charitable Foundation, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, and the Rwanda Girls Initiative, with support from Meridian International Center, the Rwandan Ministry of Education and the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

The WiSci Camp is part of the Let Girls Learn initiative promoted by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, to ensure adolescent girls get the education to build brighter futures and stronger communities. It is also part of LIONS@FRICA, an initiative founded by the U.S. Department of State along with Microsoft, Intel, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and other partners to help entrepreneurs start and scale new businesses throughout Africa. Stay tuned for more details.

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