Tech-G Summer Camp
Conceptualized and founded in 2016 by Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, based on her research and tried and tested model of engaging girls successfully towards STEM education career, Tech-G Summer Camp is the first such initiative in the UAE that targets female students specifically. “In order to defeat the implicit bia against girls in this field, we need explicit actions,” says Dr Khan.
Tech-G Summer Camp is just such an action. The camp has been designed to provide a condensed yet pedagogically sound, interactive, exposure to the STE(A)M curricula, method of teaching and careers for female students from schools around the UAE. The workshops are designed by STEM experts such as Dr Mai El Barachi (2018), conducted by STEM students and alumni of UOWD or by leading STEM industry female role models such as the Education team from World Wildlife Fund (2017). With conceptual support from Wo-Gi Foundation, an online initiative that supports women and girls empowerment, the camp is a tremendous success and opens doors to female students every summer.