By Peter Agengre
Girls from the Upper East Region have learnt the need to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM-related programmes that would enable them to become Engineers and other professions.
As part of efforts to encourage the youth to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the World Education Incorporated in a collaboration with Spes4life Foundation held a Leadership and Mentorship programme for some girls in the Bongo District.
The mentorship project is a strategic approach to girls’ education in schools to help broaden their knowledge and to enable them to pursue such careers in the Senior High Schools of their choice.
They were taught how to assemble robots and how to fly drones among other jobs that involve the sciences.
Speaking at the programme, a representative from World Education Incorporated, Stephen Konde said, “They are committed to helping create a great future for females to explore the world to the fullest. But you cannot become the MP, DCE, Headmistress, or Doctor if you do not concentrate on your books.”
Some seasoned STEM facilitators were present to share their experiences in research and career development with the students.
“This is to expose you to the various career opportunities in the STEM field and urge you, the girls in particular, to be resolute even when you face challenges in your attempts to pursue STEM careers,” Ing Eugenia Agyeiwaa Boadi concluded.
Some Pupils who spoke to GBC Online said they were privileged by the opportunity given them to learn about their career choices.
The Mentor Teacher of the School, Madam Grace Ayorogo praised World Education Incorporated for selecting her School to benefit from the project that seeks to empower girls in the sciences.
She advised, “more of such progammes should be held for the pupils in order to help them take appropriate decisions in their career journey.”
The project is facilitated by Link Community Development with funding from the Foreign Commonwealth Development formally of UKAID.