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Teach For Nepal Alumni supporting Girls to Unlock their potential through STEM Workshop
KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Globally, women are entering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at the same levels as men, but the UNESCO Institute of Statistics finds that women are far less likely to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). UNESCO suggests that Women hold less than 30 percent of jobs in STEM, which encompasses the fastest-growing and highest-paying professional fields, particularly in low-and-middle income markets.
To address this issue, Teach For Nepal alumni organized a three-day workshop named “Udeshya - Girls in STEM”.
“The main aim of the workshop was to break the stereotype of people towards girls and to give girls exposure in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”, says Teach For Nepal Alumna and workshop coordinator, Richa Neupane. “We wanted to ensure that girls from all backgrounds living in rural parts of Nepal have access to STEM education and to the dream of becoming an engineer, doctor or tech entrepreneur.”
The three-day program hosted students from 8 public schools where Teach For Nepal is working. Activities included building robots, using Microsoft Powerpoint and Word, how to search on Google and sending and receiving emails, stated the press release issued by TFN.