Building a mighty network is one that involves women; a phenomenal gender that sets passion and drive to fuel any course.
MPlace Girls, named as a nod to MakersPlace is a sub foundation of this company targeted at young girls who have a strong passion for technology but with less formal programming training. The aim is to empower young girls with technological skills to dominate the future industry; a place where women are the tech savvies!
As a subset of MakersPlace, it offers a holistic avenue with yearlong training program that includes classroom instruction in cutting-edge web technologies, boot camps, competitions and many other activities to hone the creative abilities of young girls while learning the most up-to-date development skills from our STEAM mentors. Furthermore, it is an interactive and supportive community of guidance and mentorship that will increase the minority’s growth in the technological industry.
To date, MPlace holds six girls; two of which are mentors and it is set to add more young girls to promote the company innovatively as well as the industry in Ghana at large; believing that the future work for women is not an office space but far beyond.
M-Place Girls is a non-profit organization that seeks to be a holistic avenue to shape the girl child’s creative ability, incorporating in them the 4Cs, which is communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking together with the technical knowledge to add that extra confident boost in their social skills.
We offer certification courses, extensive online educational tools, and hands-on social impact mission experience, all designed to ensure that each student has mastered the essential skills required for them in the area of STEAM. Organizing a speaker series showcasing globally known Ghanaian female executives and entrepreneurs will spur confidence and act as role models. Our mentorship scheme also offers career networking and personal assistance.
• Increase the awareness and spark the interest of girls for STEAM education.
• Organize workshops and boot camps to give girls skills in the area of STEAM education.
• Create clubs and groups in various aspects of the educational level to facilitate the promotion of STEAM education.
• Building networks of females in STEAM through hackathons, fairs and seminars.
Building the largest community of young girls who are passionate about using STEAM education to revolutionize Africa and beyond.
GET TO KNOW THE TEAM
Osei Mensah Karen
Call her the ‘Tech Unicorn’. Karen graduated from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Engineering however, her passion lies in STEM and being the team leader of M-place Girls, she strongly advocates for girls in STEM as well as juggling it with being the Lead STEM Coach of MakersPlace Ghana. Currently, she works for WAFAG, a subsidiary company of SOLIDARIDAD as their CNC Coordinator / Lead Engineer.
Hailed as the youngest M-Place female, yet no so small in carrying out tasks. A tech savvy possessing excellent critical thinking and communication skills she’s everything passionate when it comes to this company- with a proven ability to build effective teams and carry out tasks accordingly. She’s currently a final year Biomedical Engineering student from the University of Ghana coupling her keenness and passion to develop knowledge in the industry believing ladies can make a change in the world through STEAM.
Enthused by the technological world, Beatrice aims to know more and reach higher. A tech wiz that drives her work through ecstasy and vigor, she believes in encouraging every woman engineer to build something they can call their own. Although an Agricultural engineering student of University of Ghana, her love and passion for tech radiates in her work, making MakersPlace a happy place.