The engineering field is still widely dominated by males and considered a male industry, especially in the Middle East. However, in this day and age, there are so many female engineers that have proven that women can excel in these fields, too. To help fight the stigma and inspire girls to follow in these incredible women’s footsteps, ‘Lara the Star Engineer’ comes to the rescue.
This International Day for Girls in ICT, Google in partnership with Arab Scientific Publishers will be releasing the Arabic version of the children’s book ‘Lara the Star Engineer’. This book is for children aged 5 to 9 and is a great motivation for both genders to explore STE(A)M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) by featuring real-life engineering leaders from Google.
How will children benefit from reading ‘Lara the Star Engineer?’
- The book introduces computing concepts to children between 5-9 years old in a fun and easy-to-grasp method.
- The book introduces several real-life female engineers from different backgrounds to act as real-life role models and be a source of inspiration for children.
- The book also comes with downloadable activity sheets to teach children software engineering in a fun and interactive way. And if they’d like to learn more, they can find extra resources on the website.
It’s a perfect initiative to motivate our little girls to become whatever they like and that they can accomplish whatever they set their minds to. Especially in the patriarchal society we live in, ‘Lara the Star Engineer’ is a much-needed narrative that every little girl deserves to read. With some of the brightest minds in the MENA region, we hope to see many more Lara’s making their dreams come true.
You can purchase the book online on the Arab Scientific Publisher’s website.
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