< /5 Reasons to Support Us >
Help us close the gender gap which has been evolving in our society for generations. Together with our partners, we will inspire & empower girls to become the next generation of global leaders and entrepreneurs.
“Girls Can Do Anything”
< /Our Mission >
Girls Can Code is Swiss based non-profit organisation, founded by a motivated team of industry professionals, educators, students and parents. Our initiative is focused on supporting and encouraging girls to explore technology, through a series of real-life projects, innovative labs, leadership classes and bootcamps designed to capture wide interest spectrums.
We believe that girls are curious, capable and creative – every girl deserves to take part in directing and creating technology which is shaping our world.
Girls Can Code mission is to provide nurturing and supporting environment where girls can explore different opportunities in the digital world by working closely with inspiring university students and industry professionals on real-life projects.
Our approach provides girls with opportunities to shape tomorrow’s digital world by working on meaningful impact projects worldwide, while learning important digital skills.
We work to encourage sparks of talent and curiosity by introducing girls to the software tools and processes that are used to build apps, games, websites and robots – inspiring them to explore academic or career opportunities in the fields of technology.
< /Our Goal >
Girls Can Code goal is to close the gender gap which currently looms over both the tech industry and engineering universities, and to empower girls to fulfill their potential with an understanding of our digital world desire to learn.
Our association aims to act as an umbrella for supporting a nationwide movement to engage more girls in various aspects of technology, from supporting the education process to providing opportunities to work on active impact projects.
Girls Can Code will collaborate with partner organisations and universities across Switzerland via a membership scheme to increase the number of girls applying for STEM related tertiary education programmes.
Girls Can Code will provide guidance and support to its members in the following formats:
- Educational Curricula
- Training workshops for instructors
- Collaborative leadership workshops
- Impact Projects
- Fundraising support
With the help of our partners, we can provide girls with the necessary skills to be an instrumental part of shaping tomorrow’s digital world.
Girls are invited to ‘Get Inspired with Tech!’ in series of five, 2 hour workshops focused on various technology topics.
These session are geared towards girls aged 8+ with no prior experience – with the aim to spark their curiosity.
Girl are encouraged to innovate by learning a professional programming language, and starting their own creative tech journey in a series of ten, 2 hour workshops. With the support of motivated and inspiring university students, girls will learn fundamental programming skills and get a chance to apply them to real-life projects.
These sessions are geared towards girls age 12+, as well as women looking to acquire and practice new tech skills. Participants will also learn soft skills such as pitching ideas, business strategies and digital media marketing.
Girls & women join forces to make a difference!
Our Impact Lab is open to women & girls interested in practicing, applying or developing their technical skills by working on real-life charitable projects.
Wether they are an industry professionals wishing to volunteer their skills, university student looking for work experience or motivated high-school student eager to practice their tech skills - our Impact Labs offer a perfect opportunity for all participants to collaborate and learn from each other, while supporting a meaningful cause.