There are societal barriers for women to enter into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related jobs. As the influence of technology increases, this underrepresentation could pose serious problems to the earning capacities of women in the immediate future.
Science Capital is a programme that engages with secondary school girls, their Science and Mathematics teachers, schools, and parents to further their aspirations, uptake, and attainment in STEM education and careers.
The 70-hour programme is a blended solution taught through the year and addresses gendered barriers by aligning with the State’s syllabus, while building higher STEM competencies.
The programme tracks the increase in knowledge in STEM subjects, and measures the science capital built for girls.
Resources adapted to local context to improve knowledge of gender stereotypes and rights for students and facilitators
Intersectional and participatory approach to create student centered dialogue around building awareness
Delivered by facilitators or teachers who have received gender sensitivity training
of outgoing class 10 girls reported an interest in pursuing STEM in higher education
increase of girls who showed knowledge of higher education options
increase in knowledge of STEM options