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Karibu to the garage!

Introducing a digital space where girls can redeem and uncover the restraints imposed on them in the classroom and society.

There is a wide gap in STEM education for rural girls in Kenya due to the existing gender stereotypes

The most pertinent issue in science learning is the delivery of science content within the classrooms. 

Inadequate scientific laboratories and equipment limit learning to theoretical textbook contents that do not spark creativity in students 

 

The pandemic has made the technology divide even more visible

‘Making these technologies available to all is an essential part of building back stronger communities and economies and addressing many of the world’s most pressing challenges.’ 

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The pandemic has made the technology divide even more visible

‘Making these technologies available to all is an essential part of building back stronger communities and economies and addressing many of the world’s most pressing challenges.’ 

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

How might we make STEM learning more inclusive, creative and accessible so as to ensure the future of rural girls in work 4.0?

The Birth of STEM Role Model Avatars

Garages are physical spaces for men to build and create. 


However, Karakana, which means garages in Swahili, disrupts this stereotype thinking by creating virtual spaces for young girls to explore.

The Garage provides a supplement solution through access to practical science learning by creation of student 

generated practical science video content. With two main goals 

 

These are:

Support girls in creating an avatar that reflects who they are

We are giving girls the digital tools for becoming their own advocates while redefining gender stereotypes associated with STEM learning. 

Empower girls to interact with technology creation tools in a fun, interactive way

700 girls are designing and contributing to the creation of the ultimate girl power advocate

How it works...

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Interactive Science Learning

We intend to introduce 700 rural girls across seven counties: 

Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Busia, Siaya, Homabay and Kajiado counties in Kenya to design thinking and creative technology tools.

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Role modelling virtual immersion

700 girls will participate in the design and creation of virtual empowered versions of themselves to use as role models for STEM careers

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Access to student generated practical science learning content

Over 1000 girls from Africa, South America, Asia and the USA will contribute to creating practical science learning content to supplement regular science learning for rural girls in Kenya 

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Avatar led advocacy for rural girls

Girls from all over the world will come together to build an avatar advocating for the empowerment of rural girls globally.

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