The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on February 11, is implemented by UNESCO and UN Women, and other partners that aim to promote women and girls in science.
The occasion provides an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.
This year, FD Communications has partnered Malawi’s eminent young technologist Dr. Rachel Sibande to highlight the importance of increasing access and participation in science for women and girls through education.
Says Sibande; “To unearth inclusive and innovative solutions to the world’s problems, it is inevitable that we must support women and girls attain education in science, technology and mathematics. And why not? We make over half of Malawi’s population of about 19 million.”
To underscore FD Communications commitment to promoting women and girls in science, technology and mathematics education, the company provides a conducive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities to women.
There are five women working in the company’s departments of Finance, human resources, creative content development and client service and media.
“In the long-term, we are going to work towards supporting incubation projects aiming to promote and accelerate scientific education at selected schools,” says the company’s Director of Public Relations Frank Phiri.