Technology and engineering are usually treated as male dominated areas. Greenlight for Girls foundation fights this stereotype, and in cooperation with its partners, for the third time organized a Greenlight for Girls Day in Cracow. The mission of the organizers of this annual meeting is to contribute to increase the number of women working in these areas.
Sabre is also focused on changing this way of thinking and bringing more women in to the IT field. Therefore, on September 30th, Sabre Poland took part in an all-day event dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that was held at the AGH in Cracow.
The purpose of the event was to inspire young women between the age of 10 and 14 to take their studies and career planning to these STEM areas. During the event, 200 girls from Cracow schools participated in workshops and practical activities put on by volunteers and experts who were introducing them to the world of science in a funny and exciting way.
As a partner of g4g initiative, representative of Sabre Poland – Anna Szwiec – conducted a workshop called “Discover your super powers with Dash and Dot”. The task of the girls was to program one robot – Dash to carry out a rescue mission and rescue his friend – Dot. While completing these tasks, participants could learn the capabilities of Wonder robots and get familiar with programming concepts – block diagrams and basic loops. The task was not easy, so the girls had to work together and develop a strategy for solving the problem. #TeamSabre hopes that this workshop will inspire girls to pursue STEM subjects. Maybe some of them will even join Sabre one day!
Sabre is sharing a common vision with other g4g partners and volunteers to make a positive difference in children’s and society’s future. Greenlight for Girls is an international organization that, since its inception in 2010, has introduced more than ten thousand young women around the world to the world of science, involving over 1300 volunteers and organizing more than 60 events in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.