May 20, 2024

Q & A with Jackline

A science teacher and club mentor at St Jude’s Girls’ Secondary School shares her experience and insights on girls’ science education.

Mentoring Scientists: Jackline is one of the female science teachers and club mentors at St Jude’s.
  1. What do you do at St Jude’s?

I teach physics and chemistry at St Jude’s Girls’ Secondary School and mentor 40 students in the Science and Innovation Club. 

  1. Why did you pursue a career in science education?

I love sharing my passion for science and inspiring others to explore the wonders of the natural world. As a teacher, I get to see my students achieve their dreams just like I did and that brings me a lot of joy and fulfilment.

  1. What do you do as a club mentor?

I help students bring their creative ideas to life! We have a special focus on solution-based projects that use innovation to tackle challenges within the community. The students are very clever and mentoring them is truly an honour. 

  1. What are some projects currently in development at the club?

We have a few interesting projects. One of the prototypes from the Innovation Club, an automatic stamping machine, won the overall second place at the recent Science Day at St Jude’s. Another one, a clothes-drying machine, won first place in the physics category.

  1. What do you hope for Tanzania’s science and tech future? 

I hope to see more girls getting into STEM-related fields. Technology and innovation have the potential to revolutionise many industries in the future and it would be great to have more females leading that change.


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