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U.S. Mission to Pakistan -- Empowering Girls through STEM Learning
There is a gender gap in learning new technological skills among Pakistani young women that hinders employment opportunities for them across the tech sector. Women in South and West Asia continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields, with UNESCO reporting in 2019, that just 18.5% of workers in research and development roles are women. To counter the gender imbalance in this arena in Pakistan, it is important to encourage diversity by educating and inspiring young women about career choices in STEM and to build their skills and confidence to achieve their potential.
This funding opportunity seeks an implementing partner to organize a series of technology-based programs on STEM and environmental themes for high school-aged young women in Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, and Lahore districts, in partnership with our network of Lincoln Corners. The partner will involve five (5) Lincoln Corners in the Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi consular districts in this project.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2022
The following not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply: • Non-governmental organizations • Civil society organizations • Think tanks • Public and private educational institutions
Estimated Award Ceiling: $125,000
Estimated Award Floor: $100,000