We decided to do something about that.
In April 2019, we launched the Girls steM Club at a high-needs school in Guayaquil, Ecuador. While this club facilitates conversations across all steM fields, we believe that a strong foundation in math provides a platform of success for the sciences, technology and engineering.
What makes the Girls steM Club unique?
Reaching our goal of $15,000 will allow us to expand and sustain the Girls’ steM Club for the second year at a high-needs school in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Your $150 gift will send one club on a field trip to experience steM in the real world.
Your $250 gift will support family engagement and involvement, so that parents can participate in the program’s design and success.
Your $500 gift will cover the programming costs for one school for one full month.
Your $1,000 gift will provide one expert-led, pre-club coaching institute for all teacher leaders at one school.
"When we work in groups to solve problems together, we can share ideas. I like that it’s just girls."
"There is a great difference in this new math teaching for the students and also for the teachers."
"I love the math games because we get to learn in a fun way. I can see that there’s math in everything."
"I have learned to work with my peers in a team. I get to tell my opinion. I really like that you teach us math."
Francisca is a first-grade teacher who is also a graduate student in education at the University of Guayaquil. The stipend she earns through Club leadership helps cover her tuition.
Even with her busy schedule, she never misses a Club meeting. She shows up twice each week throughout the school year to plan and carry out activities.
Francisca recognizes that consistent math education for girls is vital.
When you support the Girls steM Club, you double your impact. Not only do you empower young students, but you create opportunities for their teachers, too.
Dina is a third-grade teacher who has risen to a leadership role in the Club. Her confidence has grown as she implements different pedagogical strategies. Dina displays the gentleness and understanding that are essential components of teacher leadership.
Dina has found a good balance between being a compassionate educator and also knowing how to hold high expectations. This helps her to provide stronger educational opportunities for her students.
When you give to the Girls steM Club, you remind teachers of their invaluable contribution through math education.
Dina and Francisca want to make sure the Club continues. On the final field trip, they approached our staff representative to ask about possibilities for the second year.
The bus buzzed with the excitement of 24 girls headed to downtown Guayaquil. Teachers were taking attendance, collecting 25-cent contributions and trying to control the noise. As the cinder-block barrio of Bastión Popular receded, Dina and Francisca sat down next to me.
They thanked me for all that T2TGlobal has done for their students. They knew that T2TGlobal hoped to raise funds to continue the Club, so they asked about the progress of this effort.
They pointed out how rarely they’ve received support throughout an entire school year. T2TGlobal’s strong commitment creates deeper, more lasting change, they said. To know that T2TGlobal is working hard to be able to continue the Club means a lot to them.
“We have learned so much, and we want to keep going.”