One of the Know & Grow project’s objectives is to promote ethnic minority adolescent education through 21st century skills. CARE has designed and delivered a STEM Girls Leadership training to 40 girl students from two secondary schools, Bar Keo and Soum Thom. The training consists of two sessions on leadership and STEM activities.
“It is very useful training for me, because it makes me feel confident and inspires other young women to have the courage to speak up and a high commitment to choose a career by ourselves. I’ll hopefully become a doctor. To become a doctor, I’ll need to change my thoughts on social stereotypes as well as my parent’s mindset.” Says Suy Mey*.
Moeun Suy Mey, 14, is a seventh grade student at the lower secondary school in Ratanak Kiri province. She is very interested in her training on STEM Girls Leadership and is happy to participate in CARE’s project that is currently being implemented in her school.
“What I am also interested in is the practices that encourage girls to change their mindset on gender stereotypes and especially they can change their family’s thinking. I observed that the training develops experience in science experiments, which make girls get a good understanding of the content and share their learning amongst the team, as well as they have formed groups to do STEM experiments with their club.” says Dan Phearith, Deputy Director of Som Thom Lower Secondary School.
“STEM subjects are very helpful for today's society, and that taking science subjects offers students many job opportunities. This course will help them to achieve their dream sooner”, he added.
The Deputy Director believes our training on STEM Girls leadership will benefit many students.