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Grace – Learning From Other TechGirls

January 30, 2023

Grace, TechGirls 2022, Taiwan The TechGirls program is more than a learning experience, and instead, a life-changing period. Recalling months ago, when I received the acceptance notification, I was overwhelmed by excitement to study advanced courses in a university abroad, build a connection with girls interested in STEM from different Read More »

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TechGirls: 10 Years and Still Going Strong!

January 27, 2023

In 2012, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs launched an initiative called TechGirls to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The first years of the program engaged participants from the Middle East and Read More »

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Stefania – Helping Others Achieve Their Academic Dreams

January 6, 2023

Stefania, TechGirls 2022, Greece When I first applied to TechGirls, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to participate in such a selective program. So, you can imagine my joy and surprise when I realized I could be part of the wonderful TechGirls family. And now, reflecting upon the experience that Read More »

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Sonia – Increasing Exposure to STEM

January 3, 2023

Sonia, TechGirls 2022, Nigeria I’ve always had a passion for advocacy for the underrepresented people around me, especially young women such as myself. Most teenage girls in my community shy away from taking up courses in science, and when it was time to choose a career it was hardly ever Read More »

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Shanika – Living My Dreams

December 9, 2022

Shanika, TechGirls 2022, Suriname As a girl from a small unknown country, some dreams are really too big…. Or so I thought. My family and I watched every single space-themed movie there is on Netflix. I loved watching movies about space and the technology used in the missions, how they Read More »

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Joud – Becoming an Effective Leader

November 23, 2022

Joud, TechGirls 2022, Jordan Last year was the time I started to pinpoint goals for my life. That made me shift all my priorities and efforts into shaping the path to my desired destination. One of these goals was to be as positively impactful as I could: to be a changemaker. Read More »

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The 2022 TechGirls Program

November 11, 2022

The 10th Year and Global Expansion! For the TechGirls program, the summer of 2022 was like no other. From July 7 to July 31, the TechGirls program, a U.S. State Department initiative that is administered by Legacy International, hosted its first in-person summer session since 2019. Since 2012, the TechGirls Read More »

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Hala – Bringing Ideas to Life

June 10, 2022

Hala, TechGirls 2020, Jordan Read about Hala’s Monocle Project here. She was recognized with an Outstanding Project Award and has made an incredible impact! In my freshman year of high school, a classmate who was anxious to apply to TechGirls introduced me to the program. I inquired around it at school and Read More »

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Diyora – The Next Uzbek Ada Lovelace

May 18, 2022

Diyora, TechGirls 2021, Uzbekistan It’s one o’clock in the morning. I am sitting in an auditorium. I have not slept all night and I’m definitely not planning to sleep now. My hands are all burnt after hours of working with a soldering iron. The team I am leading is going Read More »

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Alae – Making Dreams Come True

April 20, 2022

Alae, TechGirls 2020, Morocco Alae is a co-founder of Tech4All with Amina, you can read more here. She was recognized with an Outstanding Project Award and has made an incredible impact! Dreams do come true! I can’t believe that I am now part of the TechGirls alumni network. The TechGirls program was Read More »

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14 TechGirls alumnae

TechGirls: 10 Years and Still Going Strong!

In 2012, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational ...
Shanika is seen sitting with a marroon colored jacket, blue jeans, glasses, long black hair, and smiling. She is turned around to smile. In the background, there is a field with people and a sunset.

Shanika – Living My Dreams

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Grace is smiling with flowers behind her

Grace – Learning From Other TechGirls

Grace, TechGirls 2022, Taiwan The TechGirls program is more than ...
Stefania is seated on a field in a stadium

Stefania – Helping Others Achieve Their Academic Dreams

Stefania, TechGirls 2022, Greece When I first applied to TechGirls, ...
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