Last week, in cooperation with the “Kolin Gjoka” Vocational School, we held the open day “Girls in Technology” to encourage the inclusion of girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) profiles.
Despite the improvement of gender diversity in these areas during the last few decades, the gender gap continues to be large, especially in our country. Cultural and societal stereotypes, gender bias, and lack of support from teachers, management, and peers widen this gap.
Bought in the form of awareness raising and informative activity this event took place in the form of a fair, we got to know the ICT branches and profile that the school offers. We had testimonies from professors, alumni and students of the school about their experiences as part of the technology branch conveying their support for young girls to be involved in these branches and showing the comprehensive format with which they operate.
Some special focus corners were dedicated to outstanding figures of girls and women in history who have made their significant contribution to STEM profiles such as those that have paved the way for girls and women to be much more freely involved nowadays, corners dedicated to school initiatives , which have been awarded many prizes, as well as technological achievements of today.
We thank “Kolin Gjoka” Vocational School for the continuous cooperation, the youth and teachers who joined us.
This event was organized with the support of the European Youth Foundation and the Council of Europe.