YESA - Creating a Pipeline for STEMI
The Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa (YESA) is an initiative aimed at increasing the pipeline Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI). YESA interventions operate from Grades 0-12 and are designed to supplement the national curriculum in a stimulating and challenging environment to promote creativity and innovation. All interventions are aimed at addressing the gaps in the developmental stages of providing support to learners through a broad range of activities.
Stanza Bopape 30 August 2017
Gr 9 (55), Gr 10 (95)
The session had been scheduled with Mr Masondo well in advance but unfortunately I was only given access to the learners from 12:45 which meant that the session had to be trimmed to fit into 35 minutes instead of 90 minutes.
HIS School Magaliesburg 29 August 2017
Gr5 (9), Gr 6 (6), Gr 7 (7), Gr8 (9), Gr 9 (4)
What an experience to visit a farm school in the middle of nowhere. It was like an oasis in the middle of the desert where 75 learners are being exposed to holistic education and cared for by a wonderful group of true educators. Most of the learners are weekly boarders from Monday to Friday where a few are there for the term.
On arrival I met Kim Katuts and we discussed the requirements for the demonstrations. It was a glorious sunny Autumn day so the decision was taken to place a number of benches together to accommodate the Grade 5-9 learners - all 25 of them.
Rephafogile Secondary 30 August 2017
Gr 9 (88)
It was good to reconnect with the Principal Mrs Mahlangu who had been promoted from Gatang High recently. After the initial discussions she introduced me to Simon who was the HOD for Science and he went ahead to call two Grade 9 classes. The steps to the school were used as a natural amphitheater as they looked down on the demonstration table. Simon had arranged a fan and electrical cord for the demonstration but this proved unnecessary as a gentle breeze picked up.
Kglolosego Intermediate School – 17-05-17
Clean Energy Education - Ventersdorp
The atmosphere at Kglolosego School was conducive to learning as the pupils appeared more relaxed and willing to learn. The school must have been built some time ago as the buildings were solid and positioned in the middle of the town.