Mentorship & Job Shadowing
Job shadowing has many potential benefits for both the individuals being mentored and the mentors or hosts within our immediate community. It is an opportunity for mentors and hosts to share best practices and to allow for self-development of the individuals to be mentored. The participants use their experiences within different organisations that Girls in STEM Trust partners with across all fields as a way of “testing out” possible career options.
Africa Code Week
An initiative in 36 African Countries, Africa Code Week allows for the intensification of programming and coding skills for the African Youth every year in October. The Girls in STEM Trust volunteers and participates in ensuring that this initiative is a success. I the last edition of the Africa Code Week in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in October 2018, 530 students were trained in 25 schools in just three weeks and 279 of these were girls! We’re gearing up for the next season!
Her Start Up Guide
An increased uptake of STEM provides various avenues for innovativeness and creativity which leads to limitless business opportunites. Through an out-of-school programme, “Her Start Up Guide”, Girls in STEM Trust assists and guides girls and women in taking their idea from a mere concept to a reality by exploring and defining the characteristics of a viable start up and the vital steps that they need to take to embark on a successful venture.