Innovative tools for teaching and learning: This program will leverage education technology to provide better access to STEM education among girls in India and the Philippines. The program will work with teachers to integrate sound pedagogy, enriching content, user-friendly computer technology and a process-oriented approach to teaching.
Coaching and leadership training: Program-supported remedial classes will be available free of charge for target students during summer/winter vacations. Leadership and life skill training will be given to selected girls to help inspire confidence and provide tools to help these girls succeed in preparing for exams, envisioning and successfully finding career paths.
Mentoring: Participants will have interactions on every Saturday’s for six months with successful women Verizon mentors from Verizon India and Verizon Philippines.
Exposure visits for students and teachers: With the involvement of women mentors, students will get an opportunity to visit Verizon facilities, so they can envision themselves in various future roles in high-tech work force.
Workshops for teachers and parents: Trained facilitators and high achieving female role models from industry will work with parents and teachers to help them visualize a different future for the girls, including the value of post-secondary education, various scholarships, government sponsored programs, and career opportunities.