STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education can have a significant impact on transforming people and subsequently moving them out of poverty. People in developing countries are working to educate the next generation of their workforce in STEM area disciplines. There are many obstacles such as willing teachers, funding, and long-held traditions, however, youth massively benefit from these efforts and are gaining valuable experiences.
ASA Foundation programs promote strong STEM education skills that provide important opportunities for youth and adults to ensure they become proficient in these areas that subsequently improve future employability.
ASA Foundation transforms STEM education through sustainable Training of Trainer (ToT) and Youth Development (YD) participatory learning workshops, digital learning platforms and inclusive Edu-Sports training activities for vulnerable male and female students together with adult teacher beneficiaries in schools across South East Asia.
The overall goals of implementing the ASA Foundation STEM education development projects are as follows:
- Increase equitable access and retention of children, especially females, in educational institutions.
- Improve the frequency and quality of STEM education lessons in schools that will have a positive impact on children’s learning outcomes.
- Improve the capacity of male and female school teachers, principals and school supervisors to deliver STEM education programs for children, especially females.
- Increase understanding and commitment supporting school education.
- Engage both boys and girls in organized STEM activities, by providing a safe, open and inclusive environment in which to learn.