RS Looks to Encourage Botswanan Pupils into STEM Career Paths

27 July 2023

As part of its Grass Roots engineering and technology youth empowerment initiative, RS is giving its support to efforts to bring more young people (particularly girls) in Botswana into the sphere of STEM.

The FemEng in Botswana project is being run by the FemEng Society of the University of Glasgow (UofG). It consists of a group of 8 female engineers, working in partnership with the Francistown College of Technical & Vocational Education in Botswana.

The FemEng group has recently returned from country, having hosted a series of STEM workshops targeted at school pupils there aged between 9 and 18. These covered a broad cross-section of engineering disciplines (including mechanical, biomedical, aeronautical, civil and electrical engineering, plus product design). 

Director of Youth Community at RS, Amy Muncer, stated; “We are delighted to have been able to support this worthwhile project. Projects such as this are vital for encouraging more young people into careers in STEM, and helping to reduce the gender disparity that exists currently in engineering and STEM fields.”

A similar project, FemEng in Rwanda, was successfully run between 2016 and 2019 - resulting in a significant increase in STEM-related university applications.


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