In Brief: Getting girls into tech

Getting girls into tech

More than 4,000 girls are expected to learn about issues in technology through a new Girls4Tech curriculum for schools launched over a week ago.

Some 90 girls learnt more about cryptology, fraud detection and big data, among other things, at the launch at NPS International School.

At the sessions, targeted at nine- to 13-year-olds, students can try out activities at stations to help them learn more about their strengths or passions for different segments of the tech sector.

MasterCard, which is behind the programme, is also tying up with the Singapore Committee for UN Women to offer the scheme to more girls under the latter's Girls2Pioneers project, aimed at getting more females interested in careers in science, tech, engineering and maths.

Carnival for good cause

All funds raised at the APSN Carnival 2016 on Sept 3 will help beneficiaries of the Association for Persons with Special Needs.

Besides games, dunking booths and amusement park rides, there will be drinks sold by APSN Katong School students and apparel by APSN Delta Senior School students.

Tickets for the carnival at APSN Tanglin School in Alexandra Road go for $10 and are sold at the door, or at APSN Tanglin, Chaoyang, Katong and Delta Senior Schools, as well as APSN Centre for Adults.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe