Welcome to The Progressive global Growth Foundation
PGG is a U.S.-based non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides access to science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM), and prenatal education to need based students in Nigeria and South Sudan. Our domestic services include STEAM mentorship for students from the developing world, as well as prenatal classes for underserved communities. We believe STEAM education’s focus on critical and cognitive thinking and its ability to create employment opportunities will decrease poverty and reduce social inequality in the world.
PGG promotes tolerance, empathy, and intercultural respect, as well as fosters a deeper understanding of U.S. values and culture through increasing access to STEAM and prenatal education.
Why STEAM ?
Over the next decade, 80 percent of all professional employment opportunities will require an aspect of a STEAM discipline which many underprivileged countries and U.S. communities are unprepared to meet. PGG's use of STEAM to enhance students' and educators' critical and cognitive thinking aims to solve tomorrow's challenges to development.
Instruction at the National Art Gallery in Washington DC December 2018
Why Prenatal Education?
According to the World Health Organization, each year approximately 529,000 women die during childbirth or from complications during pregnancy; approximately 90 percent of these deaths occur in communities lacking access to quality prenatal education. The maternal death rate in developing countries is approximately 300 times higher than those in developed countries. PGG seeks to prevent pregnancy complications in underserved communities and educate women about important steps they can take to ensure a healthy birth.
One of the things that I’ve been focused on as President is how we create an all-hands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering, and math… We need to make this a priority to train an army of new teachers in these subject areas, and to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that they deserve.
Former President Barack Obama,
Third Annual White House Science Fair, April 2013