Event Objective

In its third edition, "Girls Got IT" is going to Tripoli to gather 450 Lebanese and Syrian Refugee girls aged 15-16 coming from public and private schools located in the North governorate.  The event takes place on 13 May 2017 at Beirut Arab University Tripoli campus.

GGIT is sponsored by UNICEF through a generous funding by the Netherlands.

The objective of the initiative is to encourage girls from public and private schools and from marginalized communities to experience the capabilities of IT (Information Technology) and STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering, and Mathematic) in order to select them as career choices; to promote essential technology skills for today's global economy; to improve girls self-esteem through learning by using hands-on activities; to bridge the gender gap in technology-related fields by bringing awareness to girl students on the importance of ICT and the opportunities it can offer. Our aim is also to break the cultural stereotypes of women in STEM by exposing young girls to inspiring role models and success stories from Lebanon and last but not least, to strengthen the bonds within society through fostering volunteering and the spirit of giving back to the society.



Event Agenda

8:00 am Registration and breakfast
9:00 am Opening remarks by Ms. Asmahan Zein President of LLWB
9:10 am Welcoming remarks by Beirut Arab University representative
9:20 am Key note speech by UNICEF representative
9:30 am Key note speech by Mrs. Nahla Hamaty Director of the North Education Region
9:40 am Guest speaker - Ms. Zeina Daccache, Founder of Catharsis-Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy
9:50 am All students join their workshops
14:30 pm Lunch break
15:30 pm Guest speaker - Ms. Hala Fadel, Co-Founder of LEAP Ventures
15:40 pm Guest Speaker - Ms. Layal Jubran, CEO and founder of Moubarmij
15:50 pm Awards Ceremony
16:30 pm Closing remarks and group photo