Founder, Stem Baala
My name is Vansh Tibrewal. I am fifteen years old. I am a student of class X of Vibgyor high school, Mumbai. From a young age I had passion for Mathematics & Science. I also loved solving cubes & playing chess. During my summer break after in May 2017 I started volunteering in an NGO called Angel Xpress foundation near my house . I would teach chess & cube solving to the underprivileged kids there every Saturday. I volunteered there for two years. It was during this time I realised when I interacted with the kids that they were curious & eager to learn . The girls especially were not supported much by their families to pursue studies . Their parents encouraged them to learn cooking, sewing & other household work . But they were not encouraged to pursue careers in especially STEM fields. They had the mindset that the stem careers are for boys . This inspired to start my own small initiative called “ STEM BAALA “ . My objective is to foster confidence in girls & spark their curiosity for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics ( STEM) . I want to encourage the girls to study & pursue careers in stem field. Along with a eight friends, we currently conduct computer classes for twenty underprivileged girls of Angel xpress Foundation Goregaon & twenty five girls of Chandrabagha Vidya mandir .
We also conduct mathematics & science camps , help them prepare for competitive exams. We also help them with stationary & books .
We have recently also started Robotics classes for six girls of Film City high school. They will soon participate in a local robotic competition as a team .
All laptops used for teaching are brought to the class by our generousAll laptops used for teaching are brought to the class by our generous volunteers. Our selfless volunteers make sure that each child gets the best knowledge about computers. Every girl is taught in a friendly manner and their computer learning