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Oct 16, 2015 3:03 PM ET

Archived: “THE YOUNG EAGLE” S.T.E.M. WORKSHOP: S.T.E.M workshop, where young women and girls will work together to build airplane kits and rockets kits

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 16, 2015





Benignant de Eagle Foundation (BDE), an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to promoting increased participation in post-secondary education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) fields by young women and girls from developing countries around the world.

BDE Foundation was established to address two major factors that, we believe, are critical to the continued progress of women in developing nations toward gender equality and economic development- access to quality education and greater participation by women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Benignant De Eagle’s “Young Eagle Fellowship” project brings intelligent and ambitious girls from low socio-economic backgrounds in developing countries to the United States to receive tertiary education in S.T.E.M related fields. They return to their respective countries to bring a change to their homelands.BDE runs its “ The Young Eagle ” S.T.E.M. workshops across different countries to inspire and to foster interest in S.T.E.M fields by young women and girls  and to advocate quality education for young women and girls and encourage S.T.E.M Education in each country. There are many ways that we promote S.T.E.M. education for young women around the world. One of the most successful and popular is the construction of aircraft and rocket kits as a multidisciplinary learning tool that enhances technical skills and instills confidence in these students, who become leaders in their communities.We know that providing S.T.E.M. education creates a far greater return on investment for those seeking to aid developing nations, than simply throwing money at the problem, that may be siphoned off by corruption and terrorism.In just a few years, Benignant De Eagle Foundation has made great progress in achieving its objectives. We believe that economies of countries can change with advances in technical and social development through education and training in S.T.E.M. fields.  These skills help to block and eventually disintegrate the gender barriers that hold women back in severely patriarchal societies and help promote gender equality in the cultures of their homelands.

Benignant De Eagle Inc. (BDE) is launching its “The Young Eagle” S.T.E.M workshop, where young women and girls will work together to build airplane kits and rockets kits. The project is free for participants and its aim is to advocate for girls education and encourage S.T.E.M education, while involving aviation enthusiasts as well as connect with the nation of interest.We’re all set to host our first S.T.E.M workshop in Guatemala soon. 

Why we chose Guatemala?

Ø  According to UNGEI, Guatemala is amongst two countries in Latin America where the number of girls enrolled in school (primary, secondary, high) is significantly lower than that of boys.  The report also states that the statistics are a result of pervasive discrimination against girls and women in these countries. The challenge in Latin America particularly in Guatemala is to translate girls’ education into female empowerment – economically, socially and politically.(Source: http://www.ungei.org/gap/reportLatin.html). According to 2014 Human Development Index, Guatemala ranks 17th among 20 countries in Latin America on the basis of life expectancy, literacy, education and standard of living. (Source: http://www.as-coa.org/articles/infographic-how-latin-america-ranks-human-development-index).

For more information, visit our website-http://www.benignantdeeagle.org/stem-education-promote-the-education-of-young-women-globally


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