Here it goes again!

Last night saw the launch of our FemEng in Rwanda 2017 applications for the new team. This launch followed the appearance of the 2016 team at University of Glasgow’s TED Society “International Spotlight” event, where they received the opportunity to talk about our project and visions for the new year following our successful inaugural run.

Applications are accessible via the following link: FemEng Rwanda 2017 Application Form

Although applications are limited to University of Glasgow students, this year we are open to applications from disciplines aside from engineering, who believe they could be a valuable asset to the team. Evidently many of our tasks this year were not engineering-related – such as logistics and accounting – hence the decision to be less restrictive with our intake.

Additionally, we are planning on having a strong team “on the ground” in Glasgow, who would not travel to Kigali but would be on-hand to assist the travelling members of the team and available to help us with any necessary jobs in Glasgow whilst we are away.

Expect to see a mixture of old and new faces – many of the 2016 team are unable to travel to Kigali a seond time, but will remain involved in the planning. So get applying – the deadline is not until Friday 13th January 2017!

We have also had a video made about the project by Natasha Quinn from University of Glasgow Media Team. This video can be viewed by clicking the link below. We love it!

FemEng in Rwanda 2016 Promotional Video

Over the past few months we have re-connected with most of the schools that participated in the workshops in Rwanda, and received a number of positive emails indicating the gratitude of the staff and pupils. Many have found our social media pages and are really happy to see the photos of their school’s experience. We hope to maintain this contact until our return in summer 2017.

Looking forward to seeing the applications coming in – there are already a few – and the new team will be announced at the end of January 2017. Exciting times ahead!