In an endeavour to encourage girls to explore STEM as a career choice, multi-national services firm EY has collaborated with Tribal Planet to develop EY STEM Tribe, a technology platform to help over 6,000 teenagers get more acquainted with STEM Learning.
For the first time, this global initiative was launched in India, enabling an entertaining and gamified STEM learning experience to girls of 15-18 years of age. The launch will be followed by EY taking the schools in the United States, starting with Seattle and Atlanta.
The EY STEM Tribe is a digital platform that aims at increasing gender parity in the ed-tech space and reinforcing the organization’s purpose of building a better working world.
Leading educational institutes across the globe are extending hands to develop the STEM curriculum. , The EY STEM Tribe mobile app is also available for free on Andoid and iOS platforms.
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Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi, on the launch of the technology platform said, “In India, only 2 percent of the CEOs are female. And only 1 percent of the CFOs are female. Higher secondary classes of Delhi government schools have 57 percent students as females while only 43 percent are in science stream. This situation and stereotypes like boys for science and girls for humanities need to be broken now. And as part of this vision, we are introducing STEM Education for girls in Delhi Government schools in partnership with EY. Through the EY STEM Tribe platform we want to encourage our girl students to acquire 21st century skills necessary to secure jobs not just in India, but globally. We want more girls to be inspired to pursue science and related subjects.”
According to Rajiv Memani, Chairman and Regional Managing Partner, EY India, “As technology continues to shape the future, it has become imperative to provide equal opportunity for girls to pursue high-growth STEM careers. We are pleased to launch this global initiative in India, that will enable STEM learning for 6000 girls across 45 private and government schools in Delhi NCR, and has the potential to scale rapidly, empowering young girls to learn STEM in a pragmatic and contemporary manner.”
Tribal Planet is a Silicon Valley based company that develops innovative platforms and ecosystems to engage global citizens around social impact priorities, the EY STEM Tribe platform enables girls to choose topics based on their interests.