250 girls were on the premises of the International School of Brussels on Saturday, 13 October to participate in our third Greenlight for girls event in Brussels.
Greenlight for girls is an International NGO and a social initiative with the mission to encourage young girls of all ages to consider a future in math, science, engineering and technology by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways.
The day began with 250 girls yelling “science is fun” at the top of their lungs. “This is one of our core objectives,” explains Melissa Rancourt, Founder of Greenlight for girls, “we bring science to life in hands-on, fun activities that engages children to be curious and think about their future.”
This event, aimed at girls ages 11 to 15, was full of interactive, hands-on workshops to show the fun behind science. The workshops, held in French, Dutch and English, were given by role models and professionals with various science, math, engineering and technology backgrounds.
Albert Einstein, who made a special appearance at ISB, addressed the students, “looking out at all of you today – our future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians – I do believe I see a compassionate future ahead of us.”
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