The world is developing at a great pace, the things which were used commonly in the 1990’s is no longer utilized today. Right by means of transportation by means of communication, we created a world where nothing is impossible to achieve. To continue with this revolution, we need to increase the implementation of STEM principles in every possible phase. This can be done by diminishing the gender gap in STEM education and creating more and more opportunities for the girl child to come up and become a better version of her in future. Interestingly, there is more involvement of parents in educating a girl child than ever. But due to some loopholes in the Indian education system, it is getting tougher day by day to help girl child develop critical skills and improve technical skills. The only solution possible to improve the current education system is by integrating it with STEM curriculum. And to foster and increase the reach of the STEM concept, CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility can play a major role. Below are five reasons depicting how STEM CSR can prove to be a boon for the education of a girl child.
#1 Orienting the sincerity in the right direction
No one can deny the fact that girls are more sincere towards their duty. We have always been a part of that situation where teacher punished us for not doing homework on time but girls were never on that line. They were the punctual ones. This punctuality and sincerity can take them to heights. Stem education system is designed to improve their mental ability and technical knowledge which through Stem CSR environment is easily available to gain.
#2 Improving Critical Thinking
STEM curriculum provides brainstorming problems, which engages a student in a practical learning environment. Generally, girls are believed as they’re not proficient enough to develop technical skills, but by solving brainstorming problems they will surely break the stereotype down.
#3 Attracting Girls Towards Learning
Generally, girls start to develop a hoax during studies that understanding mathematics and science is very difficult. But when we teach them in a different way by making them learn and apply the STEM concepts in STEM labs, they start to enjoy STEM. With the help of STEM CSR, we can have more labs where students can develop a practical approach and perspective towards learning.
#4 Boosting confidence and fostering
When girls take part in group STEM projects, they get a chance to express them and perform science. During the activities, they get an opportunity to tell what they feel about the project and how they can improve it. This thereby boosts their confidence and helps them to do well in STEM subjects.
#5 Learn about Teamwork
We have heard in the news or through friends and families that a group of boys started a business or group of friends took a step to eradicate illiteracy or poverty from the country etc. but never heard of a group of girls doing such. Research shows that girls lack this trait of working as a team. Curriculum in this education system gives you situations to work and fight together as a group to achieve the targeted goal. This will make them believe that every problem will not be a problem if a team works together on it.
A STEM environment is all we need today to help a girl child a secure and successful future. To know more about STEMCHAMP or if you have any queries, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org