Nothando Thwala attends State Department’s IVLP Program

Congratulations to our International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) participant, Nothando Amaryllis-Celiwe Thwala, who is travelling to the United States today to take part in a three-week professional exchange program called #HiddenNoMore: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM.
Nothando is a teaching assistant in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at UNISWA. She conducts laboratory experiments in basic electronics, power systems, programming techniques, switch gear and protection, power engineering and analogue design. Ms. Thwala was involved in Swaziland’s successful rollout of the 4th-Generation-Long-Term-Evolution (4G-LTE) network and also served as the Global Youth Ambassador of the Milky Way Youth Movement for the year 2015-2016. She was also awarded the Women in Engineering Fellowship, a program that develops leadership capacity, employability and entrepreneurship skills for female engineering students. In her free time, she mentors high school students seeking to access tertiary education.In the U.S. she will meet and engage with other STEM professionals from all over the world and share experiences and best practices. Safe travels Nothando! Enjoy a great learning experience in the United States.