Energy and Environment: The Third Stem is Fem Module was Held in Kyiv
Stem is Fem, an educational charity launched by Gamingtec, held its third course in Kyiv on the 15th and 16th of February. It focused on energy in relation to the environment and Ukrainian girls interested in STEM were invited to take part. The module was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine alongside UNICEF representatives and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine.
Gamingtec initiated the project to encourage girls to study technical sciences. According to statistics, only 27 per cent of all workers in the Ukrainian energy infrastructure are women. Of this 27 per cent, most hold entry level roles. In comparison, 38 per cent of similar positions are held by women in Norway. Of these women, 24 per cent hold high managerial roles.
Sapar Karyagdyyev, CEO of Gamingtec, said, ‘Stem is Fem aims to involve more girls in discussions of the problems of energy efficiency and environmental awareness. I appreciate the growth of the project, over 150 girls applied to participate in the third module. The winner will go to Rome and take part in the Yale International Alliance Conference on Global Citizenship’.
Motivational speakers shared their stories. Anka Feldhusen, the Ambassador for Germany in Ukraine, spoke about her teenage dream of working in Lufthansa. UNICEF Representative Laura Bill discussed her experience of studying Mathematics and Chinese. Hanna Novosad, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, held a Q&A session with participants.
Margaryta Shnyr, CFO of Gamingtec, stated, ‘I am inspired by the initiation of this project. It was a pleasure to see how many young girls in our country care about the future of our planet and did a great job in their research. This project allows young girls to believe they can become future specialists in the STEM industry and be inspired by women who have already done this’.
Stem is Fem’s course on energy and the environment educated 30 girls from different Ukrainian cities and towns. All of them received books and souvenirs to remember their two days spent in Kyiv. The grand prize was won by Natalukha Iryna. She received a ticket to the Yale International Alliance Conference that will be held in Rome later this year.