Mastercard begins Learning @Home with Girls4Tech™ Connect for Kids
As economic lockdown continues, Mastercard has extended access to its signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech™, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources.
In a statement issue by the company, it said the program has been designed to help parents and teachers engage and inspire kids, ages 8-12.
Mastercard explains that through the newly launched website Girls4Tech Connect, as well as through activities made in collaboration with our education partner Scholastic, teachers and parents can download lessons to help students learn about STEM topics, from the comfort of their homes or anywhere around the world.
These activities are built on global science and math standards – and incorporate Mastercard’s deep expertise in payments technology and innovation.
“This is to enable children to discover a range of STEM careers, such as Fraud Detective, Data Scientist and Software Engineer”, Mastercard stated.
The company said in its sixth year, Girls4Tech has engaged more than 800,000 students across the globe through inquiry-based activities and real-world challenges.
All with the goal of inspiring more girls to pursue STEM careers and reduce the gender gap in these fields.
“We know that these are challenging times for parents and teachers on many fronts and hope that these learning resources are a fun way to engage and inspire kids about STEM while at home,” says Ifeoma Dozie, Director, Marketing and Communications, Mastercard Sub-Saharan Africa.
“The easy access to the website enhances what we’ve done in so many workshops. We look forward to building on both efforts when it’s once again safe to gather in person.”
Ifeoma said beginning this week, new activities will be posted on a weekly basis at the Girls4Tech website, Facebook (bit.ly/2yDudzK) page and Twitter (bit.ly/3buJQby) 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”, she added.
Mastercard begins Learning @Home with Girls4Tech™ Connect for Kid