About the Program
By providing unique opportunities, this program will help in advancing girl’s participation in STEM education and careers. The program will focus on adequate educational preparation through innovative teaching and learning methods. There will also be an emphasis on providing participants with encouragement from role models, mentors, teachers and parents who themselves envision the potential of girls to succeed in STEM careers.
What are the goals of this program?
Experts agree that educating girls and women is critical to economic development. India’s booming IT and Communications sectors are deprived of potential employees because of girls’ limited access to high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. This program, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation and administered by IIE, aims to increase access to STEM education among girls.
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