Jammu:Directorate of School Education, Jammu (DSEJ) in collaboration with the American India Foundation (AIF) is going to implement “Girls4Tech” program in 100 Government schools across 3 districts of Jammu, Kathua and Samba, benefitting about 10000 girls.
It is an award-winning education program aimed at creating ‘problem solvers’ and enabling the students to discover a range of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM) careers, such as fraud detective, data scientist and software engineer etc. This will enhance the pathway not only to STEM, but to a promising future for girls.
This Mastercard’s sponsored project will serve as enrichment to the existing school curriculum.
Through this program, AIF will hold online training sessions for girls, as well as provide relevant teaching-learning materials to teachers and schools.
Through its education interventions, AIF works with children studying in Grades 6 to 10 and strives to create an effective & integrated STEM learning environment.
Encouraging cooperation and collaboration among students, the intervention also builds the capacity of government school teachers on STEM, use of technology and Teaching Learning Materials (TLM) for enhancing learning outcomes of children.
The initiative will be supervised by the Councelling Cell of the Directorate of School Education Jammu
Elaborating on the initiative, Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta said Girls’ participation and awareness in STEM related careers in India is not up to the mark and “With the fast-moving economy, it is important to provide equal access to women in quality education at all levels. Career and vocational guidance integrated with the STEM approach can go a long way in attaining this objective,”.
Appreciating Guidance and Counselling Cell head Romesh Kumar, she added, “This program will not only bring rural girl students at par with their urban counterparts by exposing them to world class technology curriculum but also sensitize them about cyber security”.