THE PROJECT "STEM4EQUALITY" IS A STEM EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE ELIMINATION OF GENDER STEREOTYPES
The program was formed on the occasion of the incidents of gender discrimination that women around the globe are often dealing with and which can limit their professional careers and personal development.
The project focuses on preschool ages, where the identities and personalities of children have not yet been formed and there is curiosity and exploration in their lives. These traits are reinforced regardless of gender, by STEM education which is based on interaction, playing and critical thinking.
During the program, activities are carried out in the classrooms, such as creating constructions and conducting scientific experiments, to enhance rational thinking in students. Thus, children acquire a positive attitude towards technology and science and cultivate life skills such as problem solving and inductive thinking. The program's vision is to create a common starting point to make choices in every area of life freely, away from stereotypes and social institutions.
For more information you can visit the website of the STEM4equality project.
The STEM4Equality project is implemented within the framework of the Active citizens fund program. Is implemented by the non-profit organization SciCo (Science Communication).
The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a €15 m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 - 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.
More information: www.activecitizensfund.gr/en/