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We are a community programme

we are preparing girls and young women for STEM education and Career

The Essence Studies and careers in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are less popular with girls than boys. Despite in Europe and Moldova in particular, shortage of ICT professionals, for example in the Center of Excellence in IT, only 24% of informatics students are girls. OUR MISSION is to contribute to the higher involvement of girls and young women in IT, through trainings and internships in vocational-technical institutions, so that a career option in IT becomes realistic for them and would ensure a well-paid job. HOW - by creating educational offers through trainings and mentoring in tech education using the STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and offering internship opportunities in partner-IT companies. GirlsGoIT is a project developed and implemented by TEKEDU, a non-profit organisation in Moldova.
Our Experience GirlsGoIT reached more than 2000 girls in more than 20 regions in Moldova, with the support of our partners who have contributed to GirlsGoIT Impact and Growth. Since 2015, we have implemented GirlsGoIT based on three priority areas
  • STEM Education

    Our STEM Educational programme implemented during spring, summer and autumn have trained 543 girls, with no previous experience, in software development, Robotics, 3D-Printing and Electronics

  • Access

    Our beneficiaries that participated in our STEM educational programmes took the leadership in establishing local clubs in 17 regions in Moldova to inspire their peers in schools and community in STEM education

  • Advocacy

    To introduce the concept of empowering girls to lead initiatives and represent STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among their peers

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Since the launch of GirlsGoIT, TEKEDU received the following awards and recognition for GirlsGoIT, as well as contributing to the economic participation of girls and young women
15 girls have been placed on Internship with Tech companies
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Internship awarded by Ellation
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Internship awarded by MoldData
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Internship awarded by Amigo
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Internship awarded by FFW Agency
We are in Priority Area 09 “Investing in People and Skills” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

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GirlsGoIT is in the Working Area 8 “To promote gender equality on the labour market, especially in payment” of the Priority Area 09 “Investing in People and Skills” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Download the Report and find GirlsGoIT on page 72.