Breaking Gender Barriers: Don Bosco Gatenga Technical School Empowers Girls in Technical Professions
The Don Bosco Gatenga Technical Secondary School is encouraging girls to study technical professions after it was found that the number of girls studying technical courses is less than the number of boys.
Technical courses can be defined as courses that require the use of strength and hands, and it is clear that girls tend to avoid them and engage in occupations that require the use of less strength.
In addition to the fact that the girls have dared to find that this is the time for change, their male colleagues believe that they should not find themselves learning technical careers alone when the development of the country does not look at a particular gender.
The Don Bosco Gatenga TVET School in collaboration with the Project that aims to increase the number of girls studying Technical courses, “Gender Matters for Green TVET”, is doing everything possible to remove the obstacles that make girls afraid to study careers, especially in Technical courses like plumbing, Welding, electricity, etc…
The management of this school believes that since the “Gender Matters for Green TVET project started working in the institution, there are visible changes and they hope that in the next academic year the number of girls can increase from 20% to 50% of girls who enroll in technical courses.
Gender Matters for Green TVET is a project funded by Austrian Development Cooperation in collaboration with the Jugend Eine Welt organization is being implemented by the Salesians of Don Bosco in Rwanda and Uganda.
In Rwanda, the project is being implemented in Don Bosco Gatenga Tss and Don Bosco Muhazi Tss.