Philippine Consulate launches Girls Who Code chapter to encourage STEM education

LOS ANGELES — In celebration of Women’s History Month, and in an effort to push women into the technology field, the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles is now launching their own branch of Girls Who Code.

Girls Who Code is a movement started six years ago — with about 90,000 women interested in the technology field.

Working with community partners, Girls Who Code offers workshops and classes for girls from 3rd grade through high school.

The consulate says part of this initiative’s reason is to close the gender gap in the science, technology, engineering and math industries.

“In a world where technology is increasingly shaping human behavior, we need to amplify women’s voices in technology more than ever,” said Dyan Miranda Pastrana.

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