FAWE Rwanda in partnership with Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO(CNRU) has completed a three-day STEM Mentoring camp for 100 secondary school girls at the Ordinary level that has been taking place at King David Academy since 5th to 8th January.
Antonia Mutoro, The FAWE Rwanda National coordinator, called upon young girls to focus on sciences if they want to be highly competitive in future and she assured them that it’s very possible because girls topped the list of best performers in Ordinary level exams this year.
The camp’s aim was to encourage school girls to think of STEM as a tool to help them be innovative and acquire problem solving skills.
Speaking on behalf of Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO (CNRU), Albert Mutesa, The Secretary General, encouraged school girls to be disciplined and dive into sciences because the country’s future centers on scientists.
To address STEM gender gap in Rwanda, an annual STEM : Challenge (S:C) initiative was conceptualized and backed by Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO (CNRU), Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), FAWE Rwanda and RAWISE. The objective of the STEM challenge is to engage secondary school girls to pursue STEM related courses while creating a positive impact.