11 JUNE 2019 / Green Career Guidance for Girls

For most children, the environment means nature, trees, sea, sun, wind, maybe even recycling. But on Monday, June 10, female students, ages 10-16, had the opportunity, through the “GIRLS DAY” event, to learn something else related to the environment: green jobs.

During the event, which was organized by the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce as part of the GRÆDUCATION project with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the girls experimented with green technologies, learned about employment opportunities in the industry, and participated in play-based educational activities. There could not have been a more fitting site for “GIRLS DAY” than the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), a model public space for environmental sustainability.

As part of its grantmaking activity, the SNF also supports The Tipping Point (TTP) program, giving students from across the country the opportunity to meet mentors from all around the world from inside their classrooms via live video. To date, more than 9,000 children have participated in 539 online group sessions.