The STEM 4 girls project focuses on the educational equality and advancement of girls and young women in Haiti. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project has been developed to educate girls of all ages and to encourage them to not only complete secondary school but to pursue post-secondary education. The Haiti STEM Alliance reaches even farther than education by empowering our girls and creating leaders within the community that possess a range of skill sets.
The purpose of this project is also to break the cycle of poverty plaguing many women and girls in Haiti. By assisting these girls in advancing, and finishing, their education we open a door to community, economic and job growth and opportunities. This project will potentially help keep more jobs in Haiti and create more technical jobs (such as jobs related to computers and robotics). The success of this project could also invite other countries to outsource their technical jobs and allow the world to view Haiti as a leader in gender equality and STEM disciplines.
In alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this project falls into Goal 5 "Gender Equality". The United Nations (www.sustainabledevelopment.un.org) has developed an agenda and created a plan of action to change the world, and meet goals, by 2030. This plan includes 17 sustainable development goals and Pennies for Haiti has adopted some of these goals in order to change lives for women, children, and families in Haiti.