February 9, 2023

International Day of Women and Girls in Sciences Celebrations

Kigali, Rwanda – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) will launch this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Sciences (IDWGS) celebrations on February 11th at Ecole des Science St Louis De Montfort Nyaza in Nyanza district, Rwanda. The event will take place from 9:00 am until 01:00 pm.
The theme of this year’s celebrations is “Innovate. Demonstrate. Elevate. Advance. Sustain-I.D.E.A: Bringing Everyone Forward for Sustainable and Equitable Development.” From February 11th to 28th, AIMS’ Teacher Training Program (TTP) will host events to celebrate and promote the role of women and girls in STEM fields. AIMS CEO, Lydie Hakizimana, remarks, “We are thrilled to launch this year’s IDWGS celebrations and showcase the important contributions of women in STEM. Our goal is to inspire and motivate young girls to pursue their dreams in these fields, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating their achievements.”
During the celebrations, 84 female scientists from diverse STEM careers will visit schools in 14 districts, sharing their experiences and encouraging young girls to pursue their passions in STEM. AIMS will also host radio talk show programs to engage the community and highlight the significance of women in STEM fields. The institute aims to reach over 300,000 female students from 400 schools, educating parents and community leaders on their role in supporting girls in STEM.

About AIMS
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network dedicated to training, research, and outreach in mathematical sciences. The goal of AIMS is to equip African students with the skills and knowledge necessary to drive the continent’s scientific, technological, and economic growth.
Media Contacts
Maxime Munyampirwa,
Communications Officer,
AIMS Teacher Training Program (Rwanda)
Tel: +250 788349581, Email: mmunyampirwa@nexteinstein.org

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