IGNITE Worldwide World Affairs Council Workshop


Friday, October 11, 2019 | IGNITE Worldwide Workshop for the World Affairs Council IVLP Delegation | presentation by Cathi Rodgveller, IGNITE Worldwide CEO

For the past 13 years, IGNITE Worldwide has worked with the World Affairs Council to donate the IGNITE program to girls and educators from over 50 countries. IGNITE Worldwide's Founder and CEO, Cathi Rodgveller, gives workshops to delegations of STEM education leaders who visit as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).


This year, Cathi was awarded with a certificate from the State Department for her dedication to expanding IGNITE beyond the United States for the benefit of girls' education and exposure to STEM.

In October of 2019, a special delegation of leaders "Advancing Women in STEAM Fields" attended the IGNITE Worldwide workshop and learned how to launch and run the program for girls in their communities. Participants learn the best practices that make the IGNITE model so successful and how to coordinate events like panel presentation with local women in STEM. Read more about a recent IGNITE panel in Katsina, Nigeria!


Participants included:

Afghanistan, Ms. Wolayat TABASUM - Student Recruiter, American University of Afghanistan

Australia, Ms. Selena Jane Malijarri UIBO - Labor Party Member for Arnhem, Northern Territory Legislature

Bangladesh, Ms. Mymuna MONEM - Central Committee Member, Jatiotabadi Chattradol, Bangladesh Nationalist Party

Barbados, Ms. Shantel LYNCH - Special Education Teacher, Irving Wilson School

Botswana, Ms. Vehae Winnie TJIRIANGE - Founder and Coordinator, Queen Esther

Cyprus, Ms. Maria ALEXANDROU - Director, Early-School Leavers Program

Egypt, Ms. Amal Salama Nasralla NASR - Lecturer, English Language, Sinai University

Ethiopia, Ms. Meseret Manni MARUTA - Head Coach, Dire Dawa City Premier League Club

India, Ms. Ghazala YASMIN - Assistant Professor, Aliah University

Israel, Ms. Rachel LEVI HERZ - Developer and Head Facilitator, Educational Gender Related Projects, National Young Women Parliament

Kenya, Ms. Bernadette MUYOMI - Employee, Busia County Government

Morocco, Mr. Abdelmohsine EL HALLOUATI - Associate Tutor, Bouarfa Association for Peace

Nepal, Ms. Sushree Jeevan RANA - Central President, Nepal Rana Tharu Samaj

Nicaragua, Ms. Viara Isabel SEQUEIRA OROZCO - Projects and Advocacy, Casa Alianza

Nigeria, Ms. Abisoye Abosede AJAYI - Co‐Founder, Pearls Africa Foundation

Palestinian Territories, Ms. Raghda A K ALHADDAD - School Principal, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) School

Russia, Ms. Varsenik MURADOVA - Deputy Director, Pchyolka

Rwanda, Ms. Donatha GIHANA - Country Director, Girl Effect Rwanda

South Sudan, Ms. Riya William YUYADA - Civic Education Officer, Mundri Relief and Development Association

Sri Lanka, Ms. Fahmiya Mohamed SHERIFF - Reporting Officer, Islamic Women Association for Research and Empowerment

Switzerland, Ms. Flavia Sabine KLEINER - Co‐President and Executive Director, Operation Libero

Uganda, Ms. Aziida Nsubuga NTEGANA - Head Master/Teacher, Old Kampala Secondary School