We are excited to launch a brand new partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Foundation to encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM.
In February and March 2023, the Johnson & Johnson Foundation supported WAGGGS to host its first ever webinar series on STEM; featuring fun STEM related activities and hearing from inspirational women who have successfully forged a career in STEM fields. Speakers included a Global Medical and Scientific Affairs Lead from Johnson & Johnson and a Girl Guide Advocacy Champion who is now a Food Scientist. We reached a staggering 6,000 young people and received great feedback on how they learnt interesting facts about STEM but equally how they would love to see STEM become part of WAGGGS global programming offer.
As a result of this success, we are delighted to announce that with the continued support of the Johnson & Johnson Foundation we will be launching WAGGGS first STEM programme hosted at Sangam our World Centre in Pune, India.
Three young women will take part in a three-month STEM Volunteer Leadership Placement at Sangam. Using their creativity and passion for STEM they will co-create with the support of WAGGGS and representatives from Johnson & Johnson’s WiSTEM2D Youth pillar, Sangam's first STEM Discovery Day programme. This will be delivered to visiting Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and local community partners in Pune.
Watch this space for more updates and stories!