Great strides have been taken in empowering women within the sciences although not enough has been done. We are still far away from a gender-equal science fraternity. As a girl do you know any prominent women scientists or mathematicians? Who inspires you on a day to day basis to achieve in maths and science?
There are too many unsung women in sciences heroines who could be helping the girls of our continent become great engineers and scientists. I believe that the women scientists are not doing enough to get publicity and inspire the girls out there. It is not the duty of government to go and unearth women scientists. The scientists should unleash themselves and adopt schools and make a difference in the girl child‘s life and future.
As a girl, promise that when you become that successful engineer, doctor…etc you shall make it a point to shout out to all the girls of our land that it can be done. Shout out in whatever way you can and preach the gospel of success. You can start now by organising a girls‘ science club in your school or community. Take custody of other girls and have science fun. Teach each other the way you would want to be taught in school. Girls will have to free girls from the bondage imposed on you by society and culture. Take control and be each other‘s role models in your small ways. Be the leader in your circle of influence.
I believe that if you are pro-active, government, NGOs, other women and girls will take notice and your project can grow exponentially.
Be the role model that you can I am talking to every girl in our land. Take over control