International Women's Day celebrated with Microsoft!

Apr 19, 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 9th, INJAZ Lebanon carried out a STEM-themed Innovation Camp (ICAMP) in Tripoli to raise awareness about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Up to 70 female students, aged 16-18, participated in the camp, held in partnership with Microsoft.

During the Innovation camp, participants were asked to think creatively and come up with ways to encourage girls to work or study in STEM fields. First prize went to the ‘Yes She Can’ project, a printing house that intends to develop, design and print copybooks and notebooks that include inside pages and back covers that tell the stories of successful women in STEM.

I have learned to create big and important things from the little things that exist in my hands, which means to invest everything for the sake of the society and its benefit. I learned to communicate with people and develop new skills. I have a stronger personality now, no more shyness. I will invest in the creative part that exists in me," said Bushra El Khair, a student from Fadel El Mokadem High school in Tripoli.

 

We thank Microsoft for investing in the promising future of young women in the MENA region as well as the jury members, Jihane Balsheh, Banking & Finance Global Youth Ambassador and Trainer at DOT, Nour Arabi, Interior Architect, Founder of Namouzaj and North Coordinator at LLWB, and Rania Younes, Agriculture Engineer and Founder/Director of Fleurs du Liban, who encouraged all the participating students and selected the winners of this ICAMP.

A big thank you also goes to the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon, and the Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB) for partnering with us. 

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