On day 21 0f Black History Month, we celebrate the STEM Club for Girls.
STEM Club for Girls is an initiative which originated from the United States with a branch in Ghana. The STEM Club for Girls in Ghana was launched in 2006 and over the years the project has been working with girls in Pokuase to introduce and engage them with various Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities.
The group runs after-school STEM based activities for girls from class 4 to JHS 2 with the aim of exposing them to the creative and innovative world of STEM, increasing their confidence in the subjects and through their mentoring programs better inform the girls about STEM careers.
With programs like these, where dedicated volunteers are not deterred by the lack of resources, the enthusiasm and commitment is channelled through to the participants and there’s no doubt that the after-school club makes a difference with regards to getting more ladies to develop a sustained interest in STEM.
For taking practical and interactive STEM activities to less privileged communities and an under represented audience, we celebrate the STEM Club for Girls in Ghana and save their place in our history book.