STEM GIRLS Initiative empowers girls and advances gender equality in Girls Education particularly in the field of Science & Technology. It includes three parts:
A study group for girls to improve girls'academic performance in school.
A mentoring program for Stem Girls.
A weekly interactive session that brings together women working in the fields of STEM with Girls interested in STEM.
In the future the majority of jobs will increasingly require STEM skills. Yet considerably less girls than boys approach STEM. Even though women make half of the population, only 35% of STEM students in higher education globally are women, while the female representation in STEM careers is less than 30%(UNESCO)
Professor of atmospheric and space-weather physics, and a researcher at Bayero University Kano.
Scientist at the Centre for Atmospheric Research of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), and executive director of Popularisation of Emerging Science & Technology INITIATIVE.
“Whatever you put your heart to do, you can achieve it!”
Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE)
“STEM is a cause you pursue to help support the development of the nation. We need to keep encouraging girls to study STEM because with more women in STEM, the world will become a better place”
Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
Professor of Parasitology and Public Health University of Port Harcourt
“Women are natural scientists”
No matter what level you get to, there will always be pressure, so don't feel you are lesser to anyone. You are actually the best of your kind so just go for it and get it!
As a young girl, you must be very determined and focused and ready to learn