Tech Savvy

After completing her first internship at Microsoft, Sasha Ariel was inspired to write a book while still in high-school to encourage girls to be tech savvy. Motivated by her own absorption in the Technology side of STEM, she set about writing the book which took two years. It was her hope that her main character, …

The Digital Generation

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight - IPS News Getty Image Today is International Day of the Girl Child and this year's theme is "Digital generation. Our generation". What is the digital generation? It is those who were born into or raised in the digital era. They …

Jabulani’s Exciting Future

Jabulani leaned against the wall, thinking about her future.  Soon, she would be packing her portmanteau and leaving Johannesburg for London.  She couldn’t wait. Thanks to Dr. Klein, her sponsor and lover, she was going to study at the University of London.  Tomorrow, she was attending a special luncheon for her and other sponsored students …

Abebi’s Dream

My name is Abebi and I'm from Bauchi, Nigeria.  I love school.  I love learning new things.  I want to become a teacher because we need more female teachers here in our schools.  More female teachers will encourage girls to remain in school.  I think girls will relate better to female teachers and feel more …

Another Year of University

It was the end of the first day of another year of university. It was great to be back. Professor Joe Warren was always happy to be back at Stanford, walking down the corridors and into classrooms, seeing old and new students. He had been at this university for twenty years and he planned to …

Visiting Jennifer

"So, Uncle Marc, how are things with you? Jennifer asked. They were on the terrace of the unit she lived in with her fiancé. "Fine," he said, leaning against the rail facing her. "How are things with you?" "Well, as I mentioned on the phone, I'm engaged." She showed him the ring. "Mom's thrilled, of …

Out With Shiloh and Emily

"I wish I could stay for a while," Rachel said to her brother. They were outside on his porch. It was Saturday and she had brought her daughter, Emily to spend the day with him. "Why can't you?" he asked. She sighed. "I have to go grocery shopping, to the cleaners and then, I'm going …

Ashleigh

The first time he saw Ashleigh, he couldn't take his eyes off her. It was during their third year at York University. They were in the same English Literature class. It was the first day of class and when he walked into the classroom and saw her sitting there beside the window, he did a …

My Math Tutor

"Samia, instead of buying the Mastering Math software, why don't you ask Kevin to help you? He's a whiz at Math." "Are you sure he's going to want to help me?" "Why wouldn't he? And please don't tell me that it's because you're African-American and he's Asian." "No, of course not. I never once thought …

Shiloh’s University Dilemma

"Sorry, I'm late, Mr. Gladstone but I had to babysit my thumb sucking sister." He smiled. "It's all right, Shiloh. Come in." He was relieved to see that she was wearing a top and pants this time. He couldn't forget the last time when she visited and she was sitting on the floor with her …

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