IBM has announced a partnership with the education department of Arunachal Pradesh to launch a “STEM for Girls” program.
Meanwhile, the “STEM for Girls” program will be implemented in over 130 schools throughout 15 Arunachal Pradesh districts.
Over 13,500 kids in Arunachal Pradesh’s classes 8 to 10 will receive training in digital fluency, coding skills, and professional skills.
In a statement, IBM said that the program will assist approximately 13,500 students from 130 secondary and higher secondary schools.
“STEM for Girls”
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The extension of IBM’s STEM For Girls initiative in Arunachal Pradesh is part of IBM’s goal to train 30 million people globally by 2030.
The IBM STEM For Girls program will complement and align the state’s efforts to provide high-quality education.
Students will be able to access courses in a variety of ways, such as through IBM SkillsBuild, which offers coursework that introduces learners to core technologies used in a variety of industries, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
The program also intends to form a State Resource Group made up of teachers and educators from different districts.
Moreover, the organization will be in charge of teacher capacity building and program implementation in 130 schools. It will also empower 650 teachers in intervention schools to become 21st-century educators as a result of this program. Teachers will be able to engage/train kids in computational thinking, STEM, and agency development for girls through this curriculum.
These schools will serve as role models, showing a coding, STEM, and life and job skills curriculum integrated into the classroom curriculum.
“This initiative is part of a three-year program between IBM and the state (Arunachal Pradesh) government, with implementation partners Quest Alliance and Alombro Mayu Yaku Chi Amey Aroga (AMYAA), to help promote the engagement of girl children and women in STEM careers,” IBM added.
Moreover, IBM’s “STEM for Girls” program is currently being implemented in 13 Indian states.