National ‘TVET Girl Campaign’ rolled out
Road trips will involve a team of female role models working in TVET or STEM related fields and girls currently enrolled in TVET, who have been coached in collaboration with Gender Focal Points (GFP) associated with IPRCs.
TVET Girl Campaign has been designed into a fun, interactive and informative approach for the target groups including young girls in lower secondary, their parents and teachers. This will be done with the objective to raise awareness about the lack of girls in TVET institutions, focusing particularly on inherit perceptions and biases from students, parents, teachers and the community at large.
This campaign will finally be concluded with an award ceremony for best role models studying for and working in STEM related occupations. The ceremony is scheduled for December 13th, 2016 in Kigali.
‘TVET Girl campaign’ was funded by the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education (EP-NUFFIC) and is being implemented by a multidisciplinary consultancy MOTT MACDONALD in partnership with WDA. Organizers hope that this will bring Rwanda closer to her HeForShe impact goal of tripling girls’ enrolment in TVET by 2020. It also serves to create public support base for girls and women studying for and working in STEM related occupations.