Science Summer Camp for Disadvantaged Girls: Amman, Jordan – July 2011
The initiative to organise an All-Girls Science Camp for disadvantaged girls, was born out of my five year long engagement in social enterprise and my passion for science.
From Central America, to the Middle East and East Africa, my commitment to social enterprise taught me the value of sharing one's expertise, time and passion with youth who do not have access to opportunities.
The SciGirls camp in Amman-Jordan, will be a two-week summer program of interactive, hands-on immersion in Robotics, Basic Electrical & Electronics Circuits, and Math & Chess. Soccer for girls and Mural Painting will enrich the overall SciGirls experience.
The ultimate objective is to empower participating girls to pursue their education and future careers in the fields of science. I personally believe that it is crucial for every girl to have the opportunity to explore a field of knowledge which tends to be male dominated, in this part of the world.
My strategic goal is to make SciGirls an annual summer camp for disadvantaged girls from all over Jordan, and to expand the initiative to other countries around the world.
The 2011 SciGirls summer camp is in collaboration with the Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education (JCEE) and the Ruwwad NGO in Jabal Al-Nathif, Amman.
(Phillips Academy Andover, Class '12)