Credit: Vodafone Luxembourg
Last Wednesday and Thursday, Vodafone Foundation Luxembourg and the "greenlight for girls" organisation held a joint STEM-related workshop for female secondary school students in the Grand Duchy.
In total, 155 young women (aged 11 - 15) from local secondary schools took part in this two-day “g4g@work” science and technology event, now in its second year in Luxembourg. The girls experienced hands-on workshops and interacted with role-models from Vodafone working in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through mentoring opportunities and panel discussions.
In addition, Princess Tessy de Nassau, a UNAIDS Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls, attended both days of the event. After welcoming the girls, she led lead a biology workshop, teaching them all the secrets behind DNA.
This year’s event was in collaboration with the Luxembourg Ministry of Education and SCRIPT, a branch of the Ministry of Education dedicated to promoting and coordinating research and technological innovation throughout the education system to improve pedagogical practices.
A non-profit international organisation, greenlight for girls is headquartered in Brussels and is dedicated to inspiring girls to pursue STEM subjects.