10 February 2023
February 11th is recognised as International Day of Women & Girls in Science, this day is an occasion both to celebrate women who have made a mark in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and play critical roles in the STEM communities, as well as examine the significant gender gap that still exists in these disciplines across the world.
L&T’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion means we are focused on enabling young girls and women through better access to STEM education through our CSR activities too.
The ‘Engineering Futures’ programme was launched in 2019 to help children in underserved communities develop the skills and knowledge needed to navigate a technology-led world and motivate them to take up a career in STEM. The programme also seeks to help increase the children’s ability to be creative, innovative thinkers.
Through this initiative:
53% of the students impacted by the Programme have been girls. As on date, the programme has reached 17341 girls across 171 government schools under the school-based STEM programme and 394 girls under the community-based STEM programme.