Alice (Ngoga) Mukashyaka – Women Deliver
2020

Alice (Ngoga) Mukashyaka

  • Age: 29
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When girls are educated they can truly bring transformation and Economic development. Hope starts from Educating girls especially those from the less privileged communities.

- Alice (Ngoga) Mukashyaka

Bio

Alice led the UN Foundation’s mobilization for the Transforming Education Summit 2022, uniting the Unlock the Future Coalition with almost 800 million people in reach into action.

 

She the Advocacy Manager for Livelihoods and Education at Restless Development. In this role most recently, she coordinated the biggest youth-led study on global education since the pandemic hit, the ‘By Us, For Us’ and convened the #MakeEducationWork campaign in partnership with the RewirED Summit, reaching nearly 13 million young people.

 

She is the co-founder of Starlight, a Rwandan Ed-tech social enterprise that makes STEM learning kits and introduces high school students to STEM careers, mentorship, and role models.

 

Previously, she was a Mastercard Foundation Youth Ambassador where I coordinated meaningful youth participation for the MasterCard Foundation’s report on Secondary Education in Africa. she was also a Youth Think Tank researcher, exploring barriers women and girls face in STEM and construction fields, delivering a report with a call to action of linking women to new industries as a way of driving social and economic change in Africa.

she advocate for meaningful youth engagement and access to quality education for all. Her educational background covers electrical engineering, global challenges from the African Leadership University and a Master’s from Quantic School of Business and Technology. She lives to witness a sustainable world with equal access to opportunities and safety.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I live to witness an equal world where both males and females will have equal rights to opportunities. From my engineering classroom at university, I saw inequality, and I knew that it wasn't right. Again in my research work with the refugee community, I heard many voices of young girls who are mistreated by both parents and their communities because they are girls. I believe that this is my turn to raise my voice.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I conducted research in partnership with Plan International on adolescent girls and young women in refugee camps to determine what their priorities are. The data we collected was used to develop a call to action, advising on what support they need from local, national, and global stakeholders to achieve their goals. This call to action was shared when the Commonwealth Heads of Government came together in Rwanda.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time, I enjoy nature, traveling, meditation, interior design, evening walks, drawing, spending time with my niece, and reading books.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced)
  • Kinyarwanda (Advanced/Native)
  • French (Advanced)

Speaks On:

  • Inclusive Education (Especially for those who are often left behind such as refugees, indigenous children and many more)
  • Climate Justice
  • Mental health
  • Gender equality

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