Expanding Opportunities for Girls with Disabilities in STEM
Ibuka Girls in STEM is an program by The Action Foundation targeting with adolescents with and without disabilities with a primary focus on girls in special and integrated secondary schools in Kenya.
The initiative aims to enhance the interest, skills, and knowledge of girls with disabilities in STEM subjects and careers through hands-on learning experiences.
Girls with disabilities who desire to pursue science and technology-related careers are most likely to drop off or fail to make significant progress in the field due to inadequate resources and mentorship. This leads to under representation.
The Ibuka Girls initiative provides adolescent girls with disabilities mentorship and boot camps where they learn technology skills like coding robotics and mobile app development through a disability adapted STEM toolkit.
This learning platform is dedicated to deepening inclusive STEM education by providing accessible, personalized learning experiences for girls with disabilities. Through cutting- edge technology and module based STEM learning accessible anywhere, our goal is to empower girls with disabilities to unlock their full potential in STEM related courses and careers.