STEM programs feature in UNESCO Education Prize

STELR would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

Image credit: UNESCO

Image credit: UNESCO

The two 2017 laureates were:

The Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities Center in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (DEPDC/GMS)

This program, based in northern Thailand, seeks to prevent child trafficking through protection, education and life-skills training.

The Mini Academy of Science and Technology (MaCTec)

This Peruvian organisation aims to create the first generation of female scientists in Peru who can change the world and close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Also given a special mention was WomEng, from South Africa, which is a multi-award winning social enterprise working since 2006 to develop girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and women engineering leaders.

You can find out more about the prize here.