Girl's Got "IT"

1,200 beneficiaries from 60 schools so far!

In Partnership with UNICEF

LLWB  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 and soon the South of Lebanon with plans of further penetration in Lebanon .

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) in order to select them 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; 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 last but not least, 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 give the girls   ample time to have been exposed to STEM before they embark on their long term career decisions.  The girls will have the confidence to know that STEM careers are accessible to them with the ultimate goal addressing the gender imbalance in the technology fields. 

 

Dbayeh Girls Got IT (GGIT) Event

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 Link.

 

Bekaa Girls Got IT (GGIT)  Day 1 Event

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

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


Bekaa Girls Got IT (GGIT)  Day 2 Event

On 27 November 2017, 200 Syrian Refugee girls coming from refugee settlements and vulnerable communities attended tailored Arabic content STEM workshops. The event was  sponsored by UNICEF through a generous funding by the Netherlands

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


Tripoli Girls Got IT (GGIT) Event

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 Link.

 

South Girls Got IT (GGIT) Event

Event planned for November 26 2017 with around 450  high school girls (10th and 11th grade) from public and private schools  from the South region.  Stay tuned.