Did you know that…
- A lack of work-readiness, combined with a mismatch between dynamic labor market needs and skills possessed by graduates, are significant causes of youth unemployment worldwide. These skills gaps are more pronounced in the Global South and Africa, where many young people, especially women, do not have access to quality education.
- Access to quality postgraduate education in technical fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) reveals a striking divide for young Africans from underprivileged backgrounds.
- With less than a quarter of STEM students represented by women, female access to STEM education remains a major global challenge.
Bending Spoons and AIMS Partnership
In light of the above, Bending Spoons and AIMS have partnered to promote gender and inclusion in STEM skills development of the African youth. Based on identified synergies and common interest, both organizations have joined forces to enhance inclusive access to quality education and build capacity of the next generation of STEM leaders in Africa. As a Milan-based technology company specializing in developing and marketing mobile apps, Bending Spoons will provide funding scholarships to five (5) AIMS students – one student in each AIMS center in Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa.