CPS STEM programme celebrates first graduation

CPS’s Chief Operating Officer , Katrin Dietzold speaking at a press conference in Fumba Town, Zanzibar at the end of the week during a ceremony to congratulate students who graduated in the CPS STEM program which enables female graduates who studied Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam. The program is sponsored by CPS.

UngujaThe inaugural CPS STEM Programme came to a close with the graduation ceremony, at Fumba Town, a testament to the dedication and hard work invested by the participants over the course of nine months.

The event was graced by the  District Commissioner Unguja West Hamida Khamis and hosted by CPS's Chief Operating Officer, Katrin Dietzold.

The programme was conducted at Fumba Town, a project envisioned and developed by CPS, serving as a beacon of progress and opportunity for the youth of Tanzania. The rigorous curriculum and hands-on approach have equipped the participants with invaluable skills and knowledge, paving the way for a brighter future in STEM fields.

CPS remains steadfast in its commitment to empowering women in STEM. This program was initiated and coordinated by Mary Kimonge, Head of Survey, CPS. The success of this inaugural programme is a testament to the potential that exists when opportunities are extended to all, regardless of gender. This accomplishment marks the beginning of a new era of empowerment and progress in the field of STEM education.

The District Commissioner, Hamida Mussa Khamis, expressed heartfelt appreciation for the support provided by CPS in fostering the growth of women in STEM. "CPS has shown an unwavering dedication to promoting gender equality and empowerment in STEM. Their investment in this programme is a testament to their commitment to the progress of Zanzibar," she remarked.

As the STEM programme takes its next steps forward, CPS reaffirms its commitment to supporting Zanzibar in achieving greater heights in STEM education and development. The collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam has been instrumental in the success of this programme, and CPS extends heartfelt gratitude for their continuous support.

"The journey you have undertaken in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is not easy. You have faced challenges, and yet you have overcome them. You have broken through glass ceilings, and in doing so, you have paved the way for generations of women who will follow in your footsteps," said Katrin Dietzold

She concluded with a quote from the renowned scientist Marie Curie, "You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity.”