Ethafa: Edtech to bridge the gender gap in tech education for STEAM
Ethafa is the Arabic word for STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The Ethafa project was started to rethink how to bridge the gap in tech education and how to engage more Arabic girls in STEAM and technology disciplines. It is a project which originates from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Ethafa does so through STEAMMIAN kits, friendly robots. Each one features different circuits and sensors. Students assemble these fictional characters, then learn by playing and solving simple challenges in small teams.
Event Space, Swiss Pavilion
- Serena Cangiano (Co-Founder, Ethafa)
- Leyla Tawfik (Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Ethafa)