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Bright Light Projects Cameroon Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in STEM in Buea- Cameroon February 08, 2024

February 8

Today the 8th of February 2024, Bright Light Projects (BLP) team in Buea Cameroon successfully organized an outreach program at Mbeni High School Buea. The team engaged both Girls and boys on the importance of STEM education and the opportunities available especially with technological advancement and innovation.

This was in commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science which is on the 11 of February yearly. The program was facilitated by the BLP team members. It was a success thanks to the collaboration of all team members

Several challenges have been launched this year for example the NATO Women and Girls in Science 2024 challenge aims to inspire young women to pursue and further their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) support for women in STEM-related disciplines, and to contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of women in this field.

STEM is a major yardstick for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. This will contribute greatly and accelerate the 2030 Agenda in terms of inclusive global prosperity and economic development within the framework of the three pillars of sustainability namely: Economic development, Social inclusion, and environmental protection

“On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s reiterate this fundamental message: women need science, and science needs women. Only by tapping into all sources of knowledge, all sources of talent, can we unlock the full potential of science, and rise to the challenges of our time” Audrey Azoulay UNESCO Director-General.


February 8