Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is acknowledged as the key driving force in today’s economic development. Throughout the world, women are underrepresented in STEM. As a STEM advocate in Nigeria, we studied and observed that there is an increase in the enrollment of girls in schools in Nigeria, but there is very low enrollment of these girls in STEM subjects. The lack of encouragement of girls to develop an interest in STEM, gender stereotype, and lack of confidence poses a very big obstacle to their enrollment in STEM subjects. This lead to the initiation of “The STEM Gender gap”.
About the STEM Gender Gap
The STEM Gender Gap is a hands-on workshop for girls aimed to promote girls’ interest in STEM education, introducing them to coding and simple electronics using arduino, mentoring and assisting them to gain interest in STEM, also building their confidence in STEM subjects.
We have recorded a huge impact among girls who attended our first workshop.
We are planning to reach out the workshop to schools in the rural and urban communities in Nigeria in bridging the STEM gender gap.
We are seeking partnership and support to achieve this project.
You can read more about the STEM Gender Gap project here.