In Ecuador, girls lag behind their male peers in both science and math.
We decided to do something about that.
In April 2019, we launched the Girls steM Club at a high-needs school in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The club facilitates conversations across all STEM fields while focusing on math. We designed the program to meet weekly after school and involve the girls’ teachers as the club leaders.
With your support, girls will be inspired to realize their STEM potential in a safe space.
We began by meeting with the teachers at the girls’ school. We wanted to hear about their dreams for their female students and how we might support them.
We were hoping for two teachers to serve as leaders, but four teachers stepped forward! Many others have asked for access to the lessons and materials.
Once the teachers were on board, we invited the eligible girls and their parents to an information session. We answered questions and explained the goals of the program.
We received an overwhelming response when 89% of the girls accepted our invitation to join the club!