AN ALUMNAE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Mombasa Girls in STEM is a TechWomen 2014 alumnae project. The ultimate goal of the project was to inspire high school girls to venture into STEM careers; a field that has a low percentage of females. This approach was not only a step to demystify science and technology subjects among girls but also strengthen the capacity of existing female professionals in STEM. TechWomen Kenya 2014 alumnae, under AEIF funds to engage high school girls in Mombasa girls in stem 2018 with Pwaniteknowgalz in 2018 200 girls from 12 high schools in Mombasa got an opportunity to use their creativity in solving local problems faced in Mombasa. The girls who were trained on a STEM-based curriculum developed by Techwomen Kenya and Pwani Teknowgalz were able to identify problems in the community and derive STEM-based solutions molded around the global SDGs.The 7-months long project provided a platform for the girls involved to showcase their solutions to a panel of 4 judges in the Stem Fair.