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Dream Nurture Mentorship Program

In December 2018, one of the Dream Nurture Mentorship Program Founders at Lira University, Ms. Sharon Bright Amanya had the privilege to attend the Africa Science week organized by Unesco International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa – IICBA, Next Einstein Forum and Ethiopian Academy of Sciences between 17th -20th December 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was organized under the theme “Women in science and Gender responsive STEAM education”, and attracted scientists from various fields across Africa.

Sharon delivered a presentation entitled, “Community-based role models for increased involvement of girls in STEAM; A case of Dream nurture mentorship program at Lira University in Northern Uganda”. In her presentation, she stressed the role of Lira University students as community-based role models who mentor young secondary school students and spark their interest to take on careers in STEAM fields.

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