Project name: STEM Summer Camp for Girls
Funding amount: AUD96,000
Project timeframe: 1 year
Graduate Women Fiji (GWF) is a non-governmental organisation of women who have earned educational qualifications beyond the secondary school level. GWF was founded in 1983 by women graduates living in Suva, to promote the quality of life of women and girls. For the past 22 years, GWF has been actively involved in various programmes including academic mentoring support for female undergraduate students studying at Fiji National University, ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions, career talks for female secondary school students, science workshops for teachers and students from rural and outer island schools, and mentoring walks that paired women to inspire one another. GWF’s most significant milestone is the Scholarship Fund which supports young women from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds to study in non-traditional fields.
Graduate Women through this project will enhance young girls’ skills, knowledge, capabilities, selfesteem
and aspirations in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.