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This Mother-Daughter Duo is Promoting STEM Advancement for Girls in Rwanda

By Victor Trammell

Sarita Dua, Principal Broker at Keller Williams (Portland, Oregon)

A mother of Indian decent and her American-born daughter have embarked on a mission to reach school-aged girls in the African nation of Rwanda by introducing them to STEM education.

According to a Monday (March 20th) report by an award-winning real estate news source called, Sarita Dua  (pictured above) and her teenage daughter Sejal Dua (pictured below) are working on a mother-daughter service project on the African continent for the Women’s Delegation to Rwanda.

Gill South, an Inman staff writer wrote the recent report about the Duas and their journey to Rwanda to assist young women and girls there with STEM education. South wrote the following in her article:

“The project, which Sarita and Sejal formed together, seeks to advance STEM education to girls in 17 secondary schools in Rwanda, and is being done in coordination with Team4Tech, an organization which works to advance the quality of education in developing countries by connecting technology volunteers and solutions with high-impact nonprofit organizations. For the project to work, Sarita needs other mothers (or grandmothers) and daughters to join her with vacancies for six spots currently. Due to the nature of the two week trip, which is scheduled from June 16 through July 1, girls must be over 16. Any combination of women, including grandmothers who are tech savvy, are encouraged to participate as part of the delegation.” (

Sarita and her daughter have expressed their enthusiasm about this educational project, which is the product of a $15,000 grant from Team4Tech.

“Ironically, while some technology can separate us in a vacuum through texts and social media, it is exciting when technology can bring a community together in a meaningful way. This project does just that, and helps underscore what it means to be part of a global community,” Sarita told Inman.

An inspirational quote from Sejal is written on the flyer for Women’s Delegation to Rwanda’s project with Team4Tech. It reads as follows:

“Exposing our family to different cultures has always been important to my parents. Participate in this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rwanda as we empower girls to get into tech!”

You can read more about this amazing story and learn more about Sarita and Sejal’s project by clicking here.

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