Later this month, Emerging Leader alumnae from the 2013 TechWomen program will host a STEM Career Expo for 30 rural girls from South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. As one of 13 TechWomen Seed Grant recipients, Taungana endeavors to build up the next generation of women leaders in STEM by exposing high school girls to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, organizations, and opportunities through this annual expo.
Following their participation in the 2013 TechWomen program, a group of eight Emerging Leader alumnae from South Africa and Zimbabwe recognized the importance of exposing females from Sub-Saharan Africa to STEM fields. After months of planning, the Taungana STEM Career Expo will come into fruition at the end of this month! Through mentorship and partnering with local enterprises in technology, the alumnae hope that Taungana will be both a life-changing and inspiring event that will foster a class of STEM ambassadors in this region.
Interested in learning more about the Taungana Africa initiative and supporting girls’ education in STEM? Visit their Indiegogo campaign and contribute: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/taungana–2#home