Siemens Gamesa promotes STEM studies in Mexico
Madrid / 4 September 2020
The school dropout rate in Mexico rises as young people grow older. According to the 2015 Intercensal Survey by the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI), only 84% of students aged between 12 and 17 attend school; that is, around two million adolescents are not in education. The reason they abandon their studies is student insecurity or the lack of economic resources. This is why Siemens Gamesa is working in partnership with the Axcel Foundation on the Fab Lab Edu project to lower the school dropout rate in Mexico through technology. Thanks to this project, some young people have now decided to continue with their studies and brought hope and optimism to their families.
Since 2018, this organization has worked with similar programs to develop soft skills and technical competencies in high school students “through the use of technology and by incorporating technical knowledge in the fields of programming, electronics, robotics, and digital manufacturing”, explains Sanz. Siemens Gamesa is aware of the key importance of teaching STEM areas among younger students, so has stepped in and joined forces in promoting this program.
This mother wants the project to be rolled out to all students because it “makes them want to actually be someone in life”.