Verizon is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, connecting millions of people every day around the world. Through our partnership with Verizon and the Women's Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE), WAGGGS has created the 'Stay Connected' competition to engage Girl Guides and Girl Scouts with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through technology and innovation, two areas which drive Verizon.
The ‘Verizon Stay Connected’ competition, which launched on 22nd February 2016 – World Thinking Day - is open to the 10 million Girl Guides and Scouts around the world. Girl Guides and Scouts will be asked to share their most innovative ideas for community projects which use technology to provide solutions which help the UN’s SDGs. Through delivery of the project in their community, and the use of technology to address local issues, girls will take action to change the world through the development of STEM skills.
World Thinking Day (WTD) is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ annual celebration of Guiding and Scouting. Since 1926 it has been a day of International friendship, when the Association asks its members to speak out on issues that affect girls and young women and to raise money for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.
The theme for 2016 is 'Connect'. The 'Verizon Stay Connected' program will form an integral element of overall WAGGGS outreach.
To find out more about Verizon’s initiatives in supporting STEM careers and much more, please visit verizon.com/about/responsibility. For information on Verizon’s approach to diversity and inclusion, please visit verizon.com/about/our-company/diversity-inclusion.