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The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology is actively fostering enthusiasm among girls and women to embrace and pursue studies in Science, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, and Innovation, with the aim of increasing expertise in these fields within the country.

This statement was made on February 11, 2024, in Arusha by Prof. Suzana Augustino, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Planning, Finance, and Administration, during the celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science held at the AICC International Conference Hall in Arusha.

"In our implementation efforts, apart from offering Master's and PhD training, we also provide incentives to primary and secondary students to engage in the study of science, mathematics, technology, engineering, and innovation through STEMi clubs, collaborating closely with our researchers," emphasized Prof. Suzana Augustino.

She further highlighted the institution's collaboration with primary and secondary schools, providing expertise to teach students practical applications across various fields.

"We are involved in a school where children learn about renewable energy, and our institution provides expertise for hands-on experience. By doing this, we aim to cultivate a love for science studies in children, contributing to the government's mission of increasing the number and participation of women and girls in science," explained Prof. Suzana Augustino.

Prof. Neema Kassim, a lecturer at the institution, urged the community to provide children with opportunities to engage in practical lessons, fostering a love for their studies through various discussions that build confidence. This year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science is guided by the slogan "Women and Girls in the Leadership of Science, a New Era of Sustainable Development."

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