K Havila is a student of class nine and she has been receiving STEM education through DEF’s intervention in her school in Baddenapalli, Telangana. She has written her experience of being a part of the STEM program.
“STEM education has been very useful to me, I have learnt the scratch program. I had no idea about computer coding earlier, in fact I didn’t even know how to use a computer. Somehow I started attending the STEM online classes and learnt a lot of useful lessons. Slowly I learnt coding through the scratch program. I have also created many scratch projects. Something completely new that I have learnt is gender awareness and I have come to realise how important it is in today’s world.
Joining the STEM for girls education program I got the confidence to achieve things independently without the help of someone else. I have improved my communication skills and learnt new skills like coding and creative thinking. Earlier I didn’t know my career path but now slowly this program has been guiding me in the right decision.”