Posted on 15 August 2017
Posted on 10 August 2017
A skilled workforce is essential for Rwanda’s economic and social development and the government is committed to making sure that girls have the same opportunities and encouragement to pursue vocational training as boys.
We are working with the Rwandan Government to develop their TVET policy, a train the trainers strategy and a Technical Qualifications Framework. We have also piloted formal skills training in the construction, agriculture and hospitality and tourism sectors.
To encourage more girls to consider careers in these sectors we developed the TVETGirl campaign which included a 12-day road trip around Rwanda to interview and showcase women and girls taking part in skills training in STEM-related subjects which are traditionally considered only for men, such as welding, mechanised agriculture, and ICT.
A documentary about the road trip is being produced to be used alongside a career toolbox to help raise awareness of opportunities to pursue STEM careers among young girls, and their parents and teachers.
Posted on 18 July 2017