Furthering Computational Thinking Skills in Rwanda with Adobe and Autodesk
In Rwanda, 97% of girls go to primary school, but less than 34% attend upper secondary school and only 8% graduate. Secondary school capacity is very limited, allowing only the girls with the highest test scores to attend. Even for a bright girl who is qualified to attend, she may face obstacles to success and graduation – including household responsibilities, family support and/or safety concerns.
Sitting under Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI), Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is an upper-secondary girls’ boarding school located in the Bugesera District, an hour south of the capital city of Kigali. The school is dedicated to educating and empowering girls of Rwanda to reach their highest potential. As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) school, GGAST has an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in nurturing students to become national leaders.
In partnership with Team4Tech, 11 corporate volunteers from Adobe and Autodesk will be traveling to Gashora, Rwanda in December of 2019 to work with GGAST. For this upcoming project, the team will support GGAST teachers and students in furthering their design, presentation, and computational thinking skills. Specifically, the team will be conducting workshops on 3D printing, graphic design, hands-on learning with Micro:bit, and website creation. Furthermore, the team will be supporting GGAST’s teachers to integrate quality video and software resources for their humanities curricula.