What is GIST?
The Girls in STEM Trust is a non-profit organization with future girl leaders and pioneers in STEM in mind. Through our deliberate drive, by exposure to all facets of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as the digital skills that come with it, in fun and exciting ways, we are paving the way for a vibrant generation of women leaders and entrepreneurs in STEM now and in future generations to come.
The cornerstone of The Girls in STEM Trust is:
“Her Digital Skills, Her Future!”
Simply put, “her” digital literacy will define and positively impact “her” future.
Our values are centered on the belief that “She can!” and we endeavor to ignite and sustain a bias towards STEM and STEM related careers through a wide array of programmes and activities, that will conscientise the girl child on the various career paths and options available to her and her peers in the technologically paced world that they now find themselves in, and most importantly, their relevance.
Our key values are:
Girls in STEM Trust creates a conducive environment in the form of After School programmes, Bootcamps and Exchange programmes for girls in middle school all the way up to tertiary level (11 to 25 years), to ensure that their aspirations and dreams in their STEM education come to fruition. Our partners and local authorities support this initiative by providing the best resources possible to equip as many girls with the skills they need. We’re committed to showing the girls in our community how exciting it is to be involved with STEM and to showcase examples of how women are changing the world, providing the tools relevant for success, and enabling comfortable environments and spaces where all students’ confidence and abilities can flourish.