STEM Power Center is inspiring youth in digital skills
On 29th August 2022, INES-Ruhengeri in collaboration with the STEP Power project of the Israeli Embassy in Rwanda awarded certificates of attendance to 33 girls that achieved a two weeks training in digital skills. The participants were girls from Senior 6 at St Vincent Secondary School, in Musanze District.
Group photo of the students, officials and their parents (photo / Vedaste)
The training extended over 60 hours of comprehensive lectures, group discussions, and practical exercises from August 16-29th, 2022. The training covered topics including Computer Hardware and maintenance, Computer Software, MS Office Tools, Internet and Network Systems, E-mail and social media as well as tools for e-learning.
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri, Father Dr. Jean Bosco Baribeshya thanked the trainees for their effort and discipline demonstrated during the training period. He addressed also his thanks to the parents who allowed their children to attend the concerned training where they got new knowledge.
Vice-Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri, Father Dr. Jean Bosco Baribeshya promised that further
training sessions will be organized (photo/Vedaste)
“Knowledge is power”, Father Dr. Jean Bosco Baribeshya said to the participants and encouraged the young girls to keep up learning. Fr. Dr. Baribeshya went on thanking the STEM Power project for its support and promised that INES-Ruhengeri and its surrounding community are ready to use effectively the STEM Center. He got the opportunity to call upon parents and secondary schools in Musanze to avail children to further cohorts for training.
While addressing the audience, Mr. Espoir Serukiza, the Coordinator of the STEM project in Rwanda explained that STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. He ensured that using the STEM Center at INES-Ruhengeri will benefit not only students but also the entire community. He promised that the STEM power project will continue supporting such training.
Mr. Espoir Serukiza promised that the STEM power project will continue supporting such training of digital skills (photo/Vedaste)
on behalf of the trainees, Ms. Munyaneza Ishimwe Constance underlined that the training was impressing and inspiring to create new software. Using a computer, Ishimwe demonstrated how someone can use e-mail to find his lost telephone asset. She went on to acknowledge INES-Staff and STEM power project for the support offered to them during 2 weeks. She said that they have acquired some interesting topics such as Computer Hardware and maintenance, Computer Software, E-mail and social media, etc.
Ms. Munyaneza Ishimwe Constance demonstrating what they got from the training (photo/Vedaste)
Started in Ethiopia, STEM power has so far set up STEM centers in different other countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. It Includes Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ghana, Somalia, Burundi, Cameroon, and South Africa. STEM Center was inaugurated at INES-Ruhengeri on Monday, November 29, 2021.
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