Great to hear about another Rotary project that is making a difference. This one all the way from Hutt City.....
 
IYM - Innovative Young Minds is a residential programme for a week for 40 female students. Reason for this, it's vital for woman to participate fully in innovation.
Started in 2017. Word of mouth made them have 92 applicants for 40 places in 2018. a 48% increase on previous year.
 
They have 19 clubs involved, 22 volunteers & then have 75% Rotary sponsorship of $550, where students pay $120 & travel costs.
 
Students
- Visit tech businesses
- Listen to great woman speakers
- Learn to network
- Do challenges
- Grow confidence & leadership skills
- Have fun
 
2019 - 2 week course of 40 students each week of school holidays
 
Alumni went to Silicone Valley
 
Programme endorsed by PM
 
Great to know that as a club we interviwed 3 candidates & the one we selected will be on this July course. Well done Pelu.