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Why Nurturing Your Daughters’ Interest in Science Could Spark Tremendous Economic Growth

Media Coverage /03 August 2018

The Philippines, according to recent reports, has roughly half the number of researchers it needs. The country has only 189 researchers for every 1,000,000 Filipinos, the lowest ratio in all of Southeast Asia.

In a global economy where science and technology are the main sparkplugs to growth, this presents a serious problem. And the solution, it turns out, may lie with our daughters.

Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), along with communications firm Evident Communications, is spearheading a new social impact program called #STEMPower Our Girls. It hopes to improve gender parity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The program is being developed with the support of the Department of Education, and funded by the Australian government’s Investing in Women initiative.

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