IBM rolls out ‘STEM for Girls’ programme in Arunachal Pradesh

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Tech giant IBM has collaborated with the Department of School Education of Arunachal Pradesh to introduce ‘STEM for Girls’ programme in over 130 secondary and higher secondary schools across 15 districts of the state. With this association, over13,500 students in grades 8-10 will gain exposure to digital fluency, coding skills training, and life and career skills. It goes without saying that STEM i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, skills are seen as critical to enhancing employability across industries and are in great demand. The programme entails to uphold IBM’s commitment to skilling 30 million people worldwide by 2030. This initiative is part of a three-year programme between IBM and the state government, with Quest Alliance and Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA) as the implementation partners, to escalate participation of girl children and women in STEM careers.  AMYAA will hire organisers to support the school processes and will be coordinating with the district education officials or implementing the programme.

IBM’s ‘STEM for Girls’ programme is currently running in 13 states that include Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana. Other participating states are Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha, Assam, Bihar, Uttarakhand, and Nagaland.

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