Sunday, July 16, 2017
Anneka Henry is a student at Portland State University with a diverse history of volunteerism and community service. In addition to her work with organizations such as the Special Olympics and the Kids First Project, Anneka Henry has lent her support to Girl Up and its annual leadership conference.
A campaign of the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up is committed to educating and empowering adolescent girls. The organization serves as a driving force behind the WiSci STEAM Camp.
Emphasizing the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), the WiSci STEAM Camp strives to close academic and professional gender gaps by providing leadership training and access to various educational and mentorship resources. The inaugural 2015 WiSci STEAM Camp took place in Rwanda and drew 90 students from eight African countries. Working alongside partners such as the U.S. Department of State and the AOL Charitable Foundation, Girl Up co-designed over 200 hours of camp programming. Subsequent WiSci STEAM Camps have taken place in Peru and Malawi.