Diggi Girlz Day

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Diggi Girlz Day

On the 2nd of  December 2015 a total of 200 secondary school girls from  Oriel Girls, Mabvuku, Domboramwari, Epworth, and Tafara High Schools  took part in a  life changing  science camp were they were given practical experience in careers in the field of science and technology.

The science camp which ran under the theme name DiggiGirlzday was held at Oriel Girls High School by FAWEZI in partnership with Microsoft.The camp was aimed at encouraging girls to tack up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects so as to bridge the current gap between the sexes in this field.DiggiGirlz day was a first of its kind in Zimbabwe by Microsoft and was received with much gratitude from the participating schools.

The Provincial Education Director Mr kateera officially opened the event and gave emphasis on the need to have more girls in STEM field.“I hope that through this every girl will be motivated to not only take up careers in the ICT sector in a futuristic approach but also use the skills gained from the hands on training and mentorship session in creating solutions that can solve the problems in their immediate society using technology. “ he said.

More than 10 mentors who have made it in the STEM field had time to inspire and tutor the girls alternating with a practical coding session.Representatives from Microsoftalso took part in the mentoring session.Career exhibitions were also conducted with the University of Zimbabwe Science Faculty and Harare Institute of Technology amongst the exhibitors.Vibrant radio personality TendaiGwara was the master of the ceremonies at the camp and she also motivated the girls to take up STEM and to believe in their capabilities.