Girls in ICT

The gender gap in science, technology and mathematics (STEM) is striking. In higher education, only 35 percent of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields are females.

More worrying, is that female enrolment is particularly low in ICT (3 percent). In Europe, for example, only 29 of 1,000 female graduates had a degree in computing in 2015. Research also shows that the gender gap starts as young as lower secondary school, where girls are less likely to select technology and science-related subjects. This trend continues through college, and the rest of their careers.

Through Connect To Learn we focus on ensuring girls have access to ICT skills in both school and outside of school.

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Our other focus areas

Digital connectivity for schools

Accelerate digital connectivity to schools to create positive impact.

Education in humanitarian contexts

Empower young people in crisis situations through ICT-led education.

Digital skills

Help create a digitally skilled future workforce.