Furthermore, most of these girls who eventually stay in school do not go near STEM subjects because of the misconception that STEM is difficult and only boys have the capacity to succeed in this field.
The bootcamp will enable us provide mentorship for indigent girls from varying backgrounds, help empower them to have a mindset shift and see beyond their perceived inadequacies, believe in their abilities to become the best version of themselves, help them sharpen their STEM skills, sustain their passion and rediscover a sense of purpose. This will result in reduction of teenage pregnancies and increased participation in STEM.
“I believe that through our actions we can change the narrative of gender-related stereotypes and girls from marginalized backgrounds get educated because I know first-hand, the impact of education on women’s economic empowerment.”
The seed grant will be instrumental in funding various aspects of the program to ensure successful implementation.