Lenovo, Micron Foundation, Avpn And More Partner To Advance Gender Inclusion Through US$1 Million STEM Fund
Lenovo News, July 26th, 2022
January 1, 1970,
Volume 292, Issue 4
With a shared vision of closing the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Lenovo has joined with other corporate stakeholders to pool US$1 million in a new STEM fund initiated by the Micron Foundation and managed by AVPN, the world's largest network of social investors in Asia.
The fund will support the development of innovative solutions designed to increase access to STEM learning opportunities for girls below 18 years in India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan Region. By chipping away at the barriers that girls face when taking up dream careers in technology, the fund ultimately aims to drive a more inclusive STEM workforce.
In the last decade, there has been a growing recognition that skills developed through STEM Education are pivotal in driving innovation, creativity, and productivity across various industries. According to UNESCO, by 2030, up to 80 percent of jobs in Southeast Asia will require basic digital literacy and applied Information and Communications Technology skills.
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