To celebrate International Girls in ICT Day, we hosted our first ever Facebook Live on 27 April to address the barriers that women and girls face globally in accessing an education. Watch the recording and learn how VSO volunteers are harnessing innovative technology to help marginalised people.
Watch the recording
Christina Kwangwari, (VSO Lead advisor on Gender and Inclusion) and Joyce Laker (VSO Global Practice Area Lead for Education), position our work on gender, inclusion and education with contributions from VSO volunteers working in Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar and Mozambique, and a primary actor who is supported by the EAGLE project in Mozambique. The recording includes IS (International Sign Language) interpretation.
We had an exciting line up of speakers including education and inclusion specialist volunteers.
Rukaiya Siddika Moume
Rukaiya is a National Volunteer and ICT in Education Specialist at VSO.
Rukaiya works on VSO’s Education in Emergencies programme in the Rohingya refugee Camp in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh. Rukaiya develops digital content for the VSOSchool App and supports young volunteers to access digital devices.
Nelma Joaquim is 28 years old from Mozambique. Nelma undertook a post graduate degree in teaching methodology in Beira city while was working as a trainee in Education for children. Nelma worked as a teacher from 2020 to 2021 in Chimoio city where she was born.
In 2022, she joined VSO as an inclusive education volunteer as part of the Empowering Adolescent Girls to Earn and Learn (EAGLE) project, Mozambique. Nelma works closely with the community teachers, and she responsible for supporting primary actors (like Ines below) in their communities with their learning.
Aye Mya Mya Htun
Aye Mya has worked as a teacher, teacher educator, trainer, and coordinator for over fifteen years. Aye Mya is a facilitator and inclusion advisor at VSO, conducting capacity-building training for the community's teachers and members in Yangon, Myanmar.
Lucy is a 25-year-old Kenyan woman advocating for the sexual reproductive health and rights of young women and girls, as well as their mental health. Lucy is working with Youth Changers Kenya, a community-driven organization that seeks to promote Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights among girls and young women.
Lucy has trained sexual reproductive health champions at grassroots level on intersectional SRHR advocacy, legal and policy frameworks and collective care for mental wellness.
Primary actor supported by the EAGLE project
Ines was born in Sussundenga district, a small neighbourhood in Manica Province in western Mozambique.
Ines is now 20 years old, is married and lives with her husband and her young child. She started school but later dropped out because she lost her father who was the main provider of the household, including providing school materials. Inês got pregnant when she was 18 years old, the same age she got married.
In 2022, Ines became involved with VSO’s EAGLE Project, which helped her get back to school, by acquiring literacy and numeracy skills through a tablet. The tablet also enabled Ines to access information on life skills, sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence.
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