The organism Growing up Without Borders organize the event Girls, break the rules! for young girls aged 7 and over in the major cities of the province. A project that follows on from already existing initiatives aimed at promoting scientific, digital and technological fields.
The event consists of a tour of seven cities, where dozens of young girls will be introduced to the world of science and technology. On the program: Saguenay in November 2018, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Montreal and Gatineau from January 2019 to February 2020.
In order to encourage girls to take an interest in these areas where female representation is low, they will be able to experiment free of charge in each city with techno, scientific and digital themed activities. The activities will be supported by professionals who will come to share their experiences in order to discuss the possibilities of future careers. The young girls will thus be able to interact with professional women while stimulating their interest in techno thanks to concrete workshops.
The event is part of the Educ @ TIC 3.0 project led by Grow sans Frontières, and carried out with funding from the Government of Quebec, the Government of Canada, and Telus Community Investment MD Montreal.
A first in Saguenay
The first meeting was held on Sunday, November 25 in the city of Saguenay, in collaboration with the Sirius Saguenay astronomy club and Ubisoft Saguenay.
On this occasion, they were able to experiment for free with technological, scientific and digital themed activities: virtual reality headset, manufacture of personalized stickers with vinyl cutting, creation of video games, etc. Ubisoft Saguenay professionals shared their experiences in order to awaken career possibilities in the participants.
"They will therefore be able to interact with experts, then measure their interest in technology thanks to stimulating and enriching workshops", explains Anne Wibaux, training and project manager in digital education at Grow without limits.
About Grow without limits
Grow sans Frontières is a charity that has existed since 2003 and which aims to improve access to technologies for all. To do this, it promotes digital education among young people in order to equip them in a world dominated by digital technology. He is also part of the Montreal Girls & Code Movement. Through it, he strengthens his will to work for the integration of young girls into the world of techno. It is an initiative that is close to his heart!