Quest Alliance and IBM Partnership for STEM for girls
We have partnered with IBM to intensify our project to introduce coding and digital literacy in government secondary schools for our STEMforGirls program.
Quest and IBM believe that the disparity today of women in STEM careers can be reduced dramatically if tens of thousands of girls across India are given an opportunity to explore and experience the power of coding their own projects, using coding as a means for self-expression and engaging with volunteers from IBM who are successful in STEM fields, serving as important role models for these girls.
For the past year, we partnered with state governments, government schools and a network of partner organizations, equipping high school students with skills for digital literacy, coding, career development, and the agency and knowledge to choose careers in STEM fields. As part of this 3 year program we aim to advance STEM skills and career prospects of over 200,000 girls and 100,000 boys.
We began in 2019, working with 10 states across India to impact 78,000 students in 700 government secondary schools.
Read more about our Secondary Schools program here.