The STEM Sewing Club was an idea brought to life in the 2017-2018 school year as a way to help girls in developing countries overcome the "Period of Shame".
The STEM Sewing Club:
- Develops spatial skills to help bridge the STEM gender gap.
- Empowers girls around the globe by providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions.
- Provides a creative outlet and mentoring group for young women.
We have been so fortunate to meet Gozie Udemezue, a lawyer and human rights activist in Nigeria. She visited our school in the Fall of 2017 and a partnership was formed to help distribute the cloth sanitary napkins to girls in need in Nigeria. Gozie returned a year later to speak at our annual College and Career Week 2018 and to meet our STEM Sewing Club members. We are so proud to send our first box of cloth sanitary napkins with Gozie!
Ms. Laura Peña
STEM Program Specialist