Women in STEAM is a social enterprise working to reduce the noticeable gender gap and social stereotypes that exist in computing careers by creating STEAM content that supports education and leading various digital literacy and STEAM programs. We inspire and encourage adolescent girls to learn about STEM opportunities, boost confidence, creativity to build their imaginations and be role models to lead in computing careers.
- We produce digital STEAM interdisciplinary content aligning with the National curriculum to transform learning methodologies in education and the digital divide.
- We disseminate those contents through our STEAM शिक्षा maker space constructed at different rural municipalities/districts to close the gender and digital divide.
- Lastly, we collaborate with different education authorities, local government, and CSO organizations as part of our outreach campaigns to achieve our organizational objectives.
Why does it matter?
WiSTEAM Strategy Statement
- We work on pipelines of future STEM enthusiasts to break the mold, to encourage more girls to pursue Computing opportunities.
- We envision doubling the percentage of future female role models by equipping adolescent girls with 21st-century skill sets that are transferable.
- We are a part of the global shift of transforming education using the STEAM interdisciplinary approach.
- Inspire: To provide required data, digital literacy, and STEAM interventions to young girls especially the high school girls in Nepal.
- Impact; To help young girls pursue data, digital literacy, and STEAM careers by providing skill-based workshops, training, and mentorships.
- Connect; To map, collaborate with organizations to connect with the existing role models and share their success stories to inspire the next generation of girls.
- Innovate; Intensify STEAM activities by establishing a STEAM research center.
Our 2030 vision is to multiply the number of girls taking computing careers. To achieve that vision, we reach out to different provinces of Nepal to support establishing Female Makerspaces in close coordination with CSOs organizations, education authorities, and government bodies.
We are working on SDG 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality) and 8 (Decent work & Economic Growth), and SDG 17(Partnerships for the Goals) focusing on 4 C principles at our workshop; Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, and Communication.
- To enhance computing and digital literacy competencies amongst girls/women by incorporating them into education.
- To make STEM and data workforce readiness to increase and retention number of girls excelling in computing careers.