WHY HEADSTART STEM
robust STEM education creates critical
thinkers, problem-solvers, and next
Science Foundation predicts that 80%
of the jobs created in the next decade will
require some form of math and science skills.
a crucial stage when Indian government is promoting initiatives such as Make
in India, Skill India, Digital India to
encourage manufacturing, technology usage in the country, STEM is turning out
to be an essential and integral component of our education.
shows that children develop interest in
STEM fields at an average age
of eight. Hence critical to provide quality STEM
learning in schools.
United Way Mumbai's campaign, HeadStart STEM is aimed at encouraging more children to pursue STEM with inputs provided to children from 1st to 10th grades.
HeadStart STEM works to:
- Create an enabling environment for students to succeed.
- Develop and enhance STEM learning outcomes through innovative educational material and infrastructure.
- Engage professional teachers in low-income and government schools to promote new thinking within the classroom and build capacities.
- Engage community stakeholders to ensure enrollment, retention and quality education.
So far our programme has reached 43,450+ students and is currently being scaled to accommodate 75 additional schools in 2018-19 across Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and the interiors of Maharashtra