The world’s greatest benefits and challenges are rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They are some of the most powerful means of making positive impact. Sadly, only a fraction of girls and women are likely to pursue degrees and careers along these fields. The misconception is that female students are more likely to face stereotypes and gender bias that keeps them from pursuing STEM careers. To realise the benefits of STEM, it is important to understand what is happening in our schools and communities that is responsible for this gender stereotype.
Inspire, Connect and unlock Opportunities
Girls have a hard time picturing themselves in STEM roles. The gender STEM stereotype needs to be removed. A female role model’s success in STEM can be a source of inspiration to young girls and can be emulated. Listening to females who have attained academic and professional achievements in STEM fields is very important for young girls. The impact of female role models is like the snowball effect, it builds on and on.
BLPARW is committed to inspiring girls to pursue STEM careers. We’ll connect them with the appropriate and relevant successful female role models leading in STEM fields. The impact is significant because it provides them with opportunities they need. The more women interested and working in STEM, the more they can serve as role models for the next generation.
Empower, Motivate and spark Interest
Our STEM club initiative is designed to empower young girls. It attracts and encourages them to be part of a structured and fun learning journey to discover their own potentials. Club members are engaged in collaborative activities helping them build necessary skills and help them gain a new understanding of career options within the STEM fields. The program also creates a dynamic forward-thinking attitude towards life.
The STEM club is an outside school set of activities. It creates a motivating experience enriched with transformational impact on education. how to pursue a STEM related career, gain interest in STEM subjects and provide a platform to extend learning. Importantly the programs help explore STEM subjects in an innovative and inventive way outside school curriculum.