According to the recent workforce trends, working women represent 38.8% of the global workforce, as compared to men at 74%. Furthermore, women are vastly underrepresented in the STEM sectors, with only 35% making up of STEM students.
In such a scenario, it is of utmost importance to nurture a culture, wherein women have equal opportunity to participate in the workforce while gaining access to unlock their true potential. To foster such an environment, the need for offering young girls inclusive and quality education, aided by affordable vocational training, is more critical than ever before.
Currently, over 132 million girls are out of school. If we put it more elementally, on an average, 1 in 4 girls do not go to school.
With such staggering numbers, the need for providing young women access to sound education is imperative. This is why, at ELGi, strive to champion this cause with the ELGi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, an ELGi Public Welfare Trust initiative.
In line with the United Nations’ 4th Sustainable Development Goal to provide ‘Quality Education’, our young female students are encouraged to pursue their studies in STEM subjects and take part in the National Children Science Congress. This has been met with much enthusiasm and our female students have gone on to win awards at both the district and state levels.
This Women’s Day, let us take a look at the perspectives of the educators at the ELGi school, who have taken on the responsibility to mould our female students to be leaders who #InspireTheFuture.
With over 14 years of experience, Krishnaveni teaches Social Science to the students at the ELGi school. Inspired by her class teacher in school, she actively participates in her class and always encourages her students to work with the belief that they can successfully conquer any task that comes their way.
For the last ten years, Meera Vinoth has been teaching English at the ELGi school. Along with honing their English language skills, she strongly encourages her students to imbibe values and be professionally ethical.
For Christinal J., her Tamil teacher was her greatest inspiration to become an educator. Ten years later, she now teaches Tamil and actively encourages her girls to be brave in the pursuit of their dreams.
Over the last seven years, Durganandhini S has been teaching Science at the ELGi school. As an educator, she believes that good communication skills are essential to be future leaders. This is why she strives to mentor her female students to be active listeners who converse empathetically.
Since 2009, Poornimalaksmi H has been in the teaching profession. As an English teacher, she ensures that her students become independent learners, and can speak the language fluently.
To inspire her young girls, she strives to ensure that they get access to the best of learning opportunities, through which their leadership skills are honed. While they pursue their aspiration, she ensures that she is always there to counsel them.
According to Kavitha S, Biology Teacher at the ELGi school, building self-confidence is critical for young girls to be leaders of tomorrow. To inculcate this skill, she strongly believes in Personality Development programs forming an integral part of the curriculum.
With over 17 years of experience in the profession, R. Priyadarshini teaches science. Using real-life examples, she engages her students through diverse learning styles, so that they learn the importance of science in their daily lives.
Furthermore, as an educator, she constantly motivates young girls by assigning them different responsibilities, and advises them, whenever they face any issue.
NS Sujatha has been teaching Mathematics at the ELGi School for over 15 years. In class, she strongly encourages her girls to be strong, while pursuing their goals, regardless of what society says.
According to K Sathyabama, English Teacher, girls of today need a trigger to be moulded into leaders of tomorrow. In her class, she works hard to create opportunities so that their talents are nurtured to be independent leaders.
Inspired by her teachers at school, Poongoodi R comes with over twelve years of experience in teaching mathematics and computer science. She builds leaders in her class, by encouraging her young female students to participate in activities involving teamwork.
With over twenty years of enriching experience, K Manju constantly motivates her female students, by identifying their potential and guiding them right. Apart from teaching them Science, her core subject, she also strives to inculcate moral values in them, so that they learn from their mistakes and grow into leaders of tomorrow.
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