WE HUB, state-led incubator by the Government of Telangana to foster and promote women entrepreneurship to startup, scale-up and accelerate with global market access, today in collaboration with WiDS (Women in Data Science), Stanford University and Mathworks on-boarded eight schools aiming to upskill girl students. This seven-week programme will offer 100 girl students from the selected schools an opportunity to gain skills in data science field. This initiative by WE HUB aims at encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses as well as understand the impact of data science in their career choice.
Among the eight schools selected for the programme – four are from Telangana – Sreenidhi International School, Chirec International School, Keystone International School and Oakridge International School – and one each from Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, and Assam – Stonehill International School, Foundation World School, Ascend International School and Delhi Public School, Guwahati, respectively. This programme initiated for girl students intends to improve education and career pathways in STEM through schools.
The programme was launched by Deepthi Ravula, CEO of WE HUB in the presence of Malcolm Nicolson, Head of School of Sreenidhi International School, Sanchita Raha, Principal of CHIREC International School, Srilakshmi Reddy, CEO of Keystone International School and Padmaja Ambaty from Oakridge International School.
Deepthi Ravula, CEO, WE HUB said, “WE HUB has implemented 23 programs so far since its inception, however the WiDS program implemented for 100 girl students across India is a new experience for us. Not just technical skills, the focus is on developing complimentary skills through creating a platform for cross border learning is what we are focussing on. Creating outcomes which are tangible is the key for this program.”
Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary ITE&C Department, Telangana said, “We are looking at this programme as a model which will be executed year on year on a larger scale and I wish the 100 students selected for the program make the best out of the platform and opportunity created by WE HUB, WiDS and Mathworks.”
“MathWorks is excited to work with WE HUB and the WiDS programme to create and deliver a curriculum that is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is tailored to address India specific challenges. The curriculum has a scalable structure, which will help it be adopted by other educational institutions in the future,” mentioned Viju Ravichandran, Education Technical Evangelist, MathWorks India.