78AUPWAE conducts career guidance and mentoring to students and teachers in schools as a strategy for increasing the pool of professional women in science disciplines in general and Agriculture and Environment in particular. The aim is to demystify science, enable girls to overcome socially instilled fears and biases and become more interested in science subjects and science careers. As such the Association does the following;

  • Career guidance at lower Primary Schools level, in order to sensitise both girls and boys when still young
  • Inclusion of teachers, parents and guardians in the career guidance process
  • Advocacy for incorporation of career guidance in school syllabi
  • Operationalising the mentoring programme to expose girls to more women scientists at work
  • Implementation of programmes for girl-child school dropouts to enable them continue with their studies and provide skills training for those who cannot continue
  • Since the objective of this project is to increase the pool of women scientists, AUPWAE compiles profiles of successful women scientists in form of documentaries, magazines and posters as a way of mentoring the young girls in schools.