Girl's Got "IT"

1,903 girls trained on STEM topics so far!

LLWB, with the support of UNICEF, and in partnership with Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC), Women in Technology (WIT), Women in Engineering (WIE) and Digital Opportunity trust (DOT) together came up with the “Girls Got IT” (http://girlsgotit.org/) initiative which has been implemented in Beirut, Beqaa, Tripoli, Akkar and Tyre. 

The objective of the initiative is to encourage girls from public and private schools and from marginalized communities to experience the capabilities of IT (Information Technology) and STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). This would provide the girls with the opportunity to select STEM fields as career choices; to promote essential technology skills for today's global economy; to improve girls self-esteem through learning by using hands-on activities; and to bridge the gender gap in technology-related fields by bringing awareness to girl students on the importance of ICT and the opportunities it can offer. 

Our aim is also to break the cultural stereotypes of women in STEM by exposing young girls to inspiring role models and success stories from Lebanon and to strengthen the bonds within society through fostering volunteering and the spirit of giving back to the society.

During Girls Got IT, the girls have the opportunity to practice hand-on experience in a full day of break - out sessions  that  introduces them  to many  different areas of STEM such as software coding, hardware and product development, android mobile application, web development and coding, robotics and much more. The selection of the age bracket of 15 -16 years is crucial to provide girls with the exposure needed to STEM before they embark on their long term career decisions. The girls will gain the confidence needed to know that STEM careers are accessible to them. 


5th Girls Got IT Tyre - November 24, 2017

The fifth Girls got IT (GGIT) event took place on November 24, 2017 at Tyre Secondary Mixed School. A total of 467 girls from private and public schools attended the event and learned about various STEM subjects. 

A total of 21 workshops were running in parallel throughout the day organized by different organizations including DOT, IdeatoLife, Teens Who Code, Berytech Fab Lab, Keeward and many others. 

Among the keynote speakers during the event were:

  • Minister of State for Administrative Reform Dr. Inaya Ezzeddine,
  • UNICEF representatives Ms. Amira Alameddine and Nawal Ayyad,
  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education representative Ms. Soumaya Hneineh.  

A number of inspirational speakers also shared their experiences with the participants and encouraged them to pursue their dreams, beyond the gender stereotypes imposed by society. 

The GGIT event was held in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and UNICEF, and funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands. 


4th Girls Got IT - Mini-GGIT Akkar  


3rd Girls Got IT (GGIT) Tripoli - May 13, 2017 

On May 13th, 450 Lebanese and Syrian Refugee high school girls (10th and 11th grades) from public and private schools  in the North  gathered  for a full days of technology immersion at the Beirut Arab University (BAU)- Tripoli campus. This event was sponsored by UNICEF through a generous funding by the Netherlands.

For more information about this  program, participating schools, and workshops, please go to the following link.


2nd Girls Got IT (GGIT) Bekaa - Day 1: November 26, 2016 

On 26 November 2016, 450 high school and refugee girls gathered at Lebanese International University (LIU) – Khiara, West Bekaa campus. The event was held in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and, and was supported by UNICEF and funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands. 

For more information about program, participating schools, and workshops, please go to the following link.


2nd Girls Got IT (GGIT) Bekaa - Day 2: November 27, 2016

On 27 November 2016, 200 Syrian Refugee girls coming from refugee settlements and vulnerable communities attended tailored Arabic content STEM workshops. For more information about program, participating schools, and workshops, please go to the Link.


1st Girls Got IT (GGIT) Beirut - March 12, 2016

On the 12th of March 2016, 400 high school girls in public and private schools (10th and 11th grades)  from  Beirut and Mount Lebanon gathered at the Dbayeh Convention Center. 

For more information about program, participating schools, and workshops, please go to the following link.