Representation and visibility are important in getting more girls into STEM fields. This is because if girls can see it, they can be it. However, it is also integral that young girls are given visibility and representation platforms even from an early age. This increases interest in STEM, boosts self-confidence and encourages other girls towards exploring and joining STEM careers.
The STEM Belle ambassadorial scheme is an innovative strategy to recognise and amplify a schoolgirl who demonstrates outstanding interest in building a career in STEM as well as exceptional leadership traits. The STEM Belle ambassador is selected based on a set of agreed criteria and is awarded a cash award and educational supplies to support their educational goals.
This one-year role which was launched in September 2019, gives our Ambassador opportunities and platforms to share her STEM career story which will inspire more young girls to take up careers in STEM fields.
Deborah Amusan, The STEM Belle ambassador, is a young girl who has a dream of studying Medicine and Surgery in the University. She is very motivated and inspired to contribute her quota in solving health challenges across the continent. She is currently a science student in Senior Secondary School One.
If you would like to sponsor our next STEM Ambassador who will be announced in 2021, please donate here.