We have travelled to various parts of India for the #STEM4GirlsFestival2018. Our experiences enrich our journey of inspiring girls to pursue STEM.
This week, we were in Dharampur, Gujarat and this time of the year the place is quite pleasant. We were away from the main city, where we found dense greenery, concrete houses, made up of thatched walls plastered with cowdung and red tiled roofs.
336 girl students attended the STEM workshop in Dharampur. Within a radius of 50 kms of the District Science Centre, where the workshop was held, there are several tribal hamlets. Girls in Dharampur not only attend school, but also help their families in the farms. A Principal of the nearby school said, “Life here is like that, you need to assist your family before they let you go to school.” This is also the reason behind school beginning at 1100 hours and the provision of midday meal.