MasterCard extends access to its signature STEM curriculum

Muhammad Sudhir Chaudhry Deputy Bureau Chief Lahore

09th Apr, 2020. 08:10 pm

MasterCard has extended access to its signature Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum, Girls4Tech™, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources. The program has been designed to help parents and teachers engage and inspire kids, ages 8-12.
Through the newly launched website Girls4Tech Connect, as well as through activities made in collaboration with MasterCard’s education partner Scholastic, teachers and parents in Pakistan and across the globe can download lessons to help students learn about STEM topics from the comfort of their homes.

These activities are built on global science and math standards – and incorporate MasterCard’s deep expertise in payments technology and innovation – to enable children to discover a range of STEM careers, such as Fraud Detective, Data Scientist and Software Engineer.

“MasterCard is pleased to launch Girls4Tech Connect, a fun, engaging and motivating learning platform with plenty of activities and resources to encourage youngsters to pursue STEM disciplines from home. MasterCard recognizes the fact that we are living in a challenging era, which has propelled educators and parents to rethink and adapt to new and innovative ways of learning. Through Girls4Tech, we strive to encourage young ladies to follow careers in STEM fields, which is in line with our commitment to achieving gender parity across the region,” said Magdy Hassan, General Manager – Egypt & Pakistan, MasterCard.

“There is a growing need for more STEM professionals; and now, more than ever, it is crucial to empower both parents and students to enrich themselves by using helpful, engaging and interactive digital tools that are easily accessible. As students finish the academic year via distance learning, we encourage them to continue exploring the exciting range of potential careers they can pursue through STEM subjects in the hope of inspiring a new generation of young Pakistani innovators,” he concluded.

Beginning this week, new activities will be posted on a weekly basis at the Girls4Tech website, Facebook page and Twitter handle. Lessons are currently available in English, with additional Spanish and Chinese language content to follow in the coming weeks.
While all lessons are designed for students to work independently, materials are also available for teachers to guide online sessions.

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