ABIDJAN – The U.S. Embassy Abidjan held the “Bright Girls, Bright Future” essay competition on August 2 to recruit 40 female students for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp to be held the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) on August 15-18. The students will be chosen for the Bright Future camp on the basis of their essays describing their interest in STEM and their report cards and is open to female students aged 14 to 19.
“One of our main objectives is to support broad-based, inclusive economic growth in Côte d’Ivoire. Inclusive growth must include women and girls, who are underrepresented in these fields,” said the Public Affairs Officer Daniel Langenkamp. “Research has shown that investment in girls also has enormous benefits for families, communities, and even a whole country.”
The content was held at the following American Spaces in and near Abidjan:
- IRC at US Embassy Abidjan (Riviera Golf);
- Andrew Young Center (Plateau behind SIDAM);
- American Corner CIRES (Cocody);
- American Shelf at the Municipal Library of Yopougon;
- American Shelf at the Municipal Library of Abobo;
- American Shelf at the Municipal Library of Bingerville;
- American Shelf of Grand-Bassam.