28,000+ girls have participated in the programme since its inception in 2014
Did you know?
Research shows that young girls are unaware of opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and not inclined to pursue careers in this area due to
among other reasons.
The percentage of women who enrol in or graduate from universities in science is relatively equal at approximately 57%, compared to 30% in engineering and 35% in computing/IT.
But the percentage of women who then pursue careers in STEM is much lower – for example, the percentage of women IT professionals is only 27%.
Our flagship Girls2Pioneers programme aims to correct this gender inequality by getting more girls, especially from socially disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds, interested in STEM and encourage them to take up these subjects in their higher education and eventual careers.
The programme reaches out to girls, in particular, girls from disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds, aged 10-16, to encourage them to take up STEM subjects in their higher education and careers, thus paving the way for a more gender equal society.
The programme reaches out to 4,500 girls each year, and it consists of 3 phases: Camps (phase 1), Field Trips (phase 2) and Mentorship (phase 3).
Students are identified through partnering primary and secondary schools, girls’ shelters and family service organizations throughout the country.
We are proud to say that more than 28000 girls have gone through this programme since its inception in 2014.
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