Restoring Agency for girls through STEM Education
India has one of the largest public education systems in the world with 250 million school going children. While India has a rich history of scientists and mathematicians, the post-independence era has been a challenging journey of development. The learning divide caused by urban and rural regions and gender influence the career trajectories of millions of these children.
84% Indian schools are in rural and tribal areas with limited access to quality resources
64% of enrolled children alone make it to secondary education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
40% of India’s STEM graduates are women, yet only 14% are actively engaged in STEM careers.
76% Indian women believe that men are more suited for a career in science and technology
Mantra4Change’s program aims to bridge this regional and gender influenced gap in Science learning and restore agency in children, especially girls and those in rural India.