In celebration of Womens History Month, JetBlue and The JetBlue Foundation are bringing attention to the great work being done by the Rwandan Girls Initiative (RGI) whose mission is to educate and empower the girls of Rwanda to reach their highest potential. JetBlue was recently introduced to RGI through their inflight entertainment partner – The Nantucket Project (TNP). Last fall, the JetBlue Foundation helped fly several women involved with RGI to Nantucket for the TNP annual gathering.
President of the JetBlue Foundation, Joanna Geraghty, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame are featured in a special video highlighting the importance of providing access to STEM to students from traditional under-represented communities. This is airing onboard all JetBlue flights throughout March as the airline celebrates Womens History Month.
Just two decades ago, young Rwandan women would not have had access to a primary STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, an opportunity thats now available through RGI at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology. Similar to the Rwanda Girls Initiative, JetBlue started the JetBlue Foundation in 2013 to encourage young people to pursue STEM education as early as possible in their academic careers. The JetBlue Foundation focuses on those that are traditionally underserved in the aviation industry, including women and people of color.
TNP brings fresh ideas to curious audiences via live talks, short original films, and unforgettable experiences. Much like JetBlue and our STEM-focused Foundation, TNP is supportive of endeavors encouraging girls and women to pursue STEM education and careers.