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.
St Alban's College, Pretoria, 10 May 2018
Grade 9 Presentation
HIS School, Maanhaarrand, 09 May 2018
(3 Grade 9 and 9 Grade 8 learners)
It was a rather chilly morning just above freezing point when I arrived at the school in the bush. It was breakfast time and the chit chat of excited learners was evident in the air. This is a close knit community where the learners are cared for on a personal basis with hostel accommodation for all from Monday to Friday and some over weekends. The staff are amazing which comes to the fore when one witnesses the interaction with each individual on a personal name basis.
St Agustine's LEAP School, Ga Rankuwa, 09 May 2018
This is another school that is close to my heart as they had won the competition last year. The other connection is the fact that Mr Grant Nupen, my previous Headmaster from St Alban’s College Days, is working closely with this school as part of the LEAP organisation.
B A Seobi High, Potchefstroom, 08 May 2018
Seobi was a little further on from Boitshoko High and I arrived there in time for the 10:00 lesson. I was met by a very friendly headmaster and was soon set up in the same spot that I had used during last year's demonstration in the school courtyard in the full sun.