If you want to make a real impact in the future, STEM is the way to go - so says a future Uganda rockstar, 15-year-old Lowena Mwiza Rugyendo. (Click for Video Below)
Today, I was pleased to meet Maureen Karamagi and Arinaitwe Rugyendo, co-founders of Uganda's Young Engineers e2 organization. Their mission is to prepare 4-15-year-old students for the changing STEM demands of the 21st-century workforce. With over 1,000 happy students in Uganda, they shared their stories about their beautiful daughter.
Lowena is a well-renowned global speaker who recently presented at the International Women's Day celebration. At the age of 8, she took up residence at Young Engineers and has become a staunch advocate of STEM education for children, particularly young girls. An author at 10 years old, her book "Tree and Snail" can be found MixaKids Uganda. This month she and her team will travel to Dallas, Texas, to represent Uganda at the VEX Robotics World Championship, motivating her to strive for a software engineering degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology!