Wir sind ein von Mädchen geführter Verein, der sich dafür einsetzt, sinnvolles digitales Lernen für jedes Mädchen und überall zu ermöglichen.

Was ist Empowerment Lab?

Das Empowerment Lab ist ein Zentrum für junge Mädchen im Alter von 12 bis 18 Jahren, um die florierende Welt der digitalen Technologie zu erkunden, indem sie mit verschiedenen digitalen Werkzeugen spielen. Unsere jungen Mädchen werden von Nutzern zu Produzenten und verwandeln sich in beeindruckende Schöpferinnen, die Webseiten bauen, mobile Apps entwickeln, audio-visuelle Animationen erstellen und vieles mehr. 

Durch die Teilnahme an unserem Hub können Mädchen digitale Fähigkeiten auf eine unterhaltsame und relevante Art und Weise erlernen, die ihrem Alltag entspricht, und ihnen ermöglicht, Berufsfelder zu entdecken, die mit ihrer Persönlichkeit und ihren Interessen übereinstimmen.

Wir ermöglichen es Mädchen, die Technik als Chance zur persönlichen Entfaltung neu zu entdecken.

Bei EMPLAB blühen unsere Mädchen auf durch:

Kurse 

Entdecken Sie unterhaltsame und kreative Inhalte.

Entdecken Sie neue Interessen.

Lernen Sie neue Fähigkeiten.

Creative Aces

Lassen Sie sich von aufstrebenden Talenten inspirieren.

Wissen teilen.

Zeigen Sie den Weg.

Community

Voneinander lernen.

Gemeinsam entdecken.

Lassen Sie sich inspirieren.

Die Geschichte unseres Gründers ist derzeit nur auf Englisch und Französisch verfügbar. Bitte schauen Sie auf der französischen und englischen Version der Website nach, um ihre Geschichte zu lesen.

Marija originally followed a quite traditional path, then left home as a young woman for London to study politics and law. While practicing as a legal intern in a law firm she came to realize she that this particular field wasn’t quite her calling in life, and slowly found herself eventually shifting to a focus on human rights advocacy with an emphasis on developing countries: areas of interest that really resonated with her passions. Based on her background, Marija engaged particularly on issues in Eastern Europe while working for several years with The Law Society, Amnesty International and the Big Hearts Foundation. It was during this time that she became deeply involved in tackling gender inequality, human trafficking, animal rights concerns and improving online learning and access to educational opportunities.

Witnessing the crisis unfolding in Ukraine in 2014, Marija felt an urge to take action and engage in alleviating hardship there. She began to work on making her ambitions a reality, building from the ground up by supporting individuals whose backgrounds and opportunities provided little scope for self-empowerment. This work provided much-needed prospects to young people and gave them encouragement to follow their career dreams, no matter their personal circumstances.

Marija then took the step of moving to the Alpine town of Chamonix, France, and at the same time began developing her concept for a new venture, her non-profit association ‘Empowerment Lab’. Geneva, a nearby city of global renown for humanitarianism and the promotion of human rights, became the base for this NGO and began raising of funds to help deliver creative educational workshops in the remote areas of Ukraine where girls still lacked opportunities to play and learn. Having had her own creativity suppressed during her childhood, Marija understood the importance of developing self-expression and the value of encouraging young girls to explore their own creativity.

“I know the pain and frustration of not being understood, not knowing where to start”
– Marija

This transition in Marija’s life was in fact founded on her own moment of epiphany, understanding that she’d arrived at a point where she needed to transform herself and seize an opportunity to pursue her ambitions. In a relatively short time, Marija had freed herself from following a mundane and conventional path to one pursuing her aspirations and finding her own purpose. Through this journey, and with the support she finally had around her, she knew that both of these elements were vital and could inspire girls and young women to go after their dreams.

“Since I started, a lot of amazing people have supported me. I know the feeling of not being supported in my past experience and what it feels like to finally have it. I want to share this value with other girls and young women”
– Marija

Many systems of education pressure young people to choose a path early on and, by narrowing down possibilities so soon, many of us deprive ourselves of a chance to explore the vast array of opportunities that abound.

Empowerment Lab was built on the premise that girls can benefit from exploring the world of creative possibilities in the digital sphere. The particular focus on girls and young women also aims to nurture their inclusion in the processes of technology development in our society, and aid in their gaining further knowledge and expertise. Participants aren’t expected to achieve every objective of their futures in this one programme. Rather, the programme is a crucial launch pad to equip girls and young women with the skills to discover, explore and be successful in their own life journeys.

Treffen Sie unser Team

Marija Musja

Gründerin, Geschäftsführerin

Silvia Conz

Mitbegründer, Programmdirektor

Ivy Kigundu-Toure

VERANTWORTLICHER FÜR MARKETING & KOMMUNIKATION

Jonathan Andrew

PARTNERSCHAFTEN & PROJEKTLEITER

Advisory Board

Jacques Demeäl

SVP STRATEGY & BUSINESS SERVICES BEI SITA

Didier Hélal

SENIOR DIRECTOR FÜR STRATEGISCHE KUNDEN, MITBEGRÜNDER BEI ORBIWISE

Julia Despraz

Mitbegründer & CEO bei Alloverse

Ana Lombard-Dominguez

Fotograf & Grafikdesigner bei Dominio

Patrizia Azzi

Senior-Experimental-Teilchenphysiker am CERN

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