Launching of Stem Girls Club


The Stem Girls Club will be officially launched during a ceremony at the Mahaut Primary School on April 25, 2024, at 4:30p.m.  April 25, 2024, is recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as Girls in ICT Day. This year’s theme for the Girls in ICT Day celebrations is “Leadership, to underscore the critical need for strong female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

The Stem Girls Club was established in the Mahaut Constituency in 2023 to create and foster an ecosystem that nourishes the interest, talent, and intellectual capital of girls and women in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The Club provides an opportunity for girls to explore STEM careers and to identify education and training opportunities to address the structural barriers and gaps that have been identified in various research studies on gender equality and ICTs.

Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency, Honourable Cassanni Laville, Dr. Jermaine Jewel Jean-Pierre, Ms. Mellisa Graham, and Mrs. Nicole Laville are leading the initiative which targets girls ages 8 – 16 years.  Several STEM-related activities have been held since August 2023 including a field trip to the Oxygen Plant at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital, learning session on the Properties of Cement and Concrete with Civil Engineer, Honourable Cassanni Laville, and creating building structures from marshmallows and spaghetti, among others.

Honourable Cassanni Laville, the Minister for Health, Wellness and Social Services, Honourable Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite, Minister of State in the Ministry of Public Works, Public Utilities and the Digital Economy will address the function.  The feature address will be delivered by Mrs. Jessica Ricketts-Esprit, CEO of Triage Health.

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  1. Just Asking
    April 25, 2024

    They’re hard at work about legalizing gay, here you are about STEM just for girls. Can’t you see the correlation, have we signed onto another ‘thing’ with those big bully aid-giving, dependence-creating countries?

  2. Iamanidiot
    April 25, 2024

    Girls girls girls, Girls this, girls that, Then drive around Goodwill, Newtown, Portersville, and see the amount of boys on the side of the road. When 95% of girls have degrees and another 95% of boys barely make it past high school, we will see if that making sense, give it some years

  3. Dreadidiah
    April 24, 2024

    Once again our boys are being excluded from self-development opportunities.

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