AFRICA YOUTH RISING PROJECTS
Under our youth programmes, we aim at empowering young girls to take their science and maths seriously as according to a global study by UNESCO conducted a little over two years ago, out of the total number of STEM students in higher education, only 35% are women. The same study establishes that female student enrolment is particularly low in ICT (3%), in natural science, mathematics and statistics (5%) and in engineering, manufacturing, and construction (8%).
In Ghana, girls and women are confronted with even worst challenges. According to UNESCO’s 2017 report, our girls have been kept way below par as a result of:
AWR is therefore particularly excited about the Mamfe Girls Robotics team that won the World Robotics and Coding Competition in 2021. We will leverage on their success to encourage other Young women.