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Femeng In Rwanda

EDM number 266 in 2017-19, proposed by Patrick Grady on 05/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Schools and Science.

That this House congratulates the efforts of the FemEng in Rwanda project which recently returned to Glasgow after a trip to Rwanda during which it promoted science and engineering to over 1,000 secondary school pupils there; notes that FemEng in Rwanda is led by eight female engineering students from the University of Glasgow and aims to encourage the participation by young women in the science and engineering fields; is impressed that they have left 180 packs of AFRIpads for their Rwandan team to distribute as they continue giving workshops in more rural areas of the country; further notes that the trip included a celebratory reception at the University of Rwanda, hosted by Vice-Chancellor Phil Cotton, on 21 July 2017 which was attended by representatives form Zipline and Bridges to Prosperity as well as staff from the College of Science and Technology; is further impressed to hear that there will be a club named FutureYou established to continue their work in Rwanda with a focus on careers guidance in STEM and Architecture subjects; is pleased that FemEng in Rwanda plans to expand further following its previous growth; and looks forward to hearing of its future successes.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patrick Grady05/09/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Martyn Day06/09/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden06/09/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon06/09/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alison Thewliss06/09/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens06/09/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Hannah Bardell07/09/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law07/09/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts07/09/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Patricia Gibson07/09/2017North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan12/09/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins13/09/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry09/10/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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