February 11, 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science. (IDWGS)

Celebrating female participation in STEM related fields

The IDWGS, which falls on the 11th of February each year, is a day set aside by UNESCO and UN Women in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners to promote women and girls in science.
AIMS Ghana has fully championed female participation in STEM related fields. The center has engaged females over the years, with alumni taking the spotlight in various areas especially in, Pure Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Climate Science, Climate Modelling etc.
Additionally, there are programs run at the center that target girl-child empowerment in science such as the Girls in Mathematical Sciences Program (GMSP) which has been a success.

Suggested Physical Activities:

• Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its related challenges in mass gatherings, this year’s celebration will be confined to the AIMS Ghana campus.

Female students are encouraged to dress SMART (AIMS T-shirt and Jeans trousers) and look positive.
Male counterparts could support females as “no gender should be left behind” in breaking stereotypes with regards to women in science.

Suggested Social Media Activities:

• Picture quotes from current students in line with the theme will be printed and used for a photoshoot.

• Motivational picture quotes from a few alumni which will be posted online (AIMS Wonder Women)
Target Groups:





We hope to engage all groups and make the necessary impact!