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content this International Day of
Women & Girls in Science

Monday 11 February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day dedicated to promoting full and equal access to, and participation in, science for women and girls. This day is also intended to highlight gender equality and and the empowerment of women and girls in a field traditionally dominated by men.


Log in to your Lyfta account and visit our Awra Amba resource to explore the subject of women in science, career choices, and the factors that may be responsible for the low numbers of women in this field.

  • Go to the clinic to hear from Mulaw Lanchi, a nurse working single-handedly to bring effective healthcare to Awra Amba.

  • Discuss future careers on page 33 of the teacher guide, and the types of roles that are available within the field of science.

  • Consider the concept of gender inequality and how this can impact on career choices on page 34 of your teacher guide.

  • Meet Tsehaynesh in the school building, who has overcome extreme challenges in her life to return to education and broaden the opportunities available to her.


United nations


LinkS to
UN SDG 4, 5, 8 & 10

With interactive areas to explore, as well as multimedia content and real life stories, the Awra Amba resource offers an ideal opportunity to open up discussions relating to career choices, particularly when paired with gender equality and education opportunities.

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In 2015, UN countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

This lesson ties in nicely with SDG 4, 5, 8, and 10, which are all about quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, and reduced inequalities.

We at Lyfta believe that it is imperative for our children to know what the SDGs are and to feel empowered to make a positive contribution to a better and more sustainable world.