Learners from Madiba Comprehensive School continue STEM2D journey
In 2018, Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation partnered with JA South Africa to introduce 379 grade 7 learners from Mathlasedi Primary School to foundation-phase Science, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D) Programmes, with the hope that they will grow up to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.
Now in grade 8 at Madiba Comprehensive School, the same group of learners participated in the STEM2D phase two programme, which took place from 29 July 2019 to 31 July 2019. They were taught computer coding and given an assignment to produce prototypes of infrastructures that would make life easy for their communities.
Some of the innovative prototypes that the learners produced included a smart drain with camera and farmhouse windmill. To further enhance the experience the learners were also taught about entrepreneurship and work readiness.
A big thank you to Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation for the funding and continued support, our key implementing partner Siyafunda CTC for providing the computer technology and coding expertise, and our team of JA South Africa volunteers for facilitating the programmes.