FAWEZI joined the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT)’s Technology Transfer Licensing and Commercialization Center (TTLCC) department in a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career guidance event this morning. The event took place Highfields I High School and engaged ‘O’ and ‘A’ level learners from the Science department on possible career paths in STEM, especially those offered by HIT. The learners showed interest in hands-on STEM careers and also shared innovative ideas of their own that they wish to use to invent solutions to real life issues.
On our second day at Oriel girls High, two of our beneficiaries encouraged the Science club members at the school to take up any career path of their choice despite their sex.
Nicola Misi (23) who is in her final year at the University of Zimbabwe studying surgery and medicine told the girls that anyone can do anything regardless of whether they are male or female but just because they want to.
She went on to give the girls a brief lecture on which subjects to take at school if one wants to study medicine. Many of the pupils were fascinated listening to Nicola as she shared her experiences in the field of sciences.
Nicola managed to simplify the requirements of the medical journey and also cleared the misconceptions about how long it takes for one to study medicine.
“Most people think it takes 7 years to become a doctor but it is actually a 5 year program,”she said.
The pupils also expressed their desire to become medical doctors and managed to get involved in a lively discussion with Nicola.