October 21, 2017

Black History Month Day 8: STEMBees

Today we celebrate the Stembees as they keep busy bridging the gender gap in STEM.

Stembees was established in 2014 to join the community of STEM organisations working to attract more girls into considering STEM careers from an early age. The organisation is supported by their network of volunteers who help organise and run their various workshops most of which focus on technology.

Since inception, Stembees has partnered and worked with organisations such as The Young Women’s Christian Association, the SOS Children’s Village and school and the Korle-Gonno RC Girls Basic School reaching over 200 girls within the first year. They are passionate about empowering girls to be confident in their problem solving ability through their practical workshops and about lobbying government to make changes to the current STEM curriculum being used in schools.

Here is a video interview we did with the co-founder. With their enthusiasm and dedication, we look forward to hearing the success stories from the girls about how their encounter with a stem bee influenced their career decision.