EDSA Foundation kicks off its first project in the Gauteng Province
6 March 2019, Minerva Secondary School, Alexandra, Gauteng.
The EDSA Foundation in conjunction with Sweet Pea Youth Development provides STEM Educational programmes to 32 Grade 10 learners from Minerva Secondary School in Alexandra, Gauteng.
Sweet Pea Youth Development NPC is a non profit organisation that specifically focuses on YOUTH DEVELOPMENT. Especially in small rural areas. They aim to rekindle critical thinking and accelerated leadership to high school and primary school Scholars respectively. They work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are proud of the progress they continue to make.
With this initiative, their goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.
The EDSA Foundation offers a unique edutainment curriculum, which teaches basic scientific principles and complex subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the use of games.
With a focus on future generations of engineers, scientists and innovators, Sweet Pea Youth Development and the EDSA Foundation are excited to start this, their first project in Gauteng with senior learners.
The foundation believes that every child in South Africa should have the opportunity to get exposed to better education which will build a better future for South Africa.
STEM programmes are the perfect platform to provide this knowledge and experience that would otherwise be unattainable to some of these children.
Minerva Secondary School is so excited to be included in projects like these through the foundation and are so proud to have a select group of Grade 10 students passionate about the STEM fields, growing and wanting more.
The benefits to the school are not only educational, but are encouraging these High School students to really start considering their future, and to start looking ahead to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Benefits are also evident in the improvement of problem-solving skills, development of spatial vision and fine motor skills as well the ability to communicate feelings and thoughts of creativity, joy, frustration and ideas effectively.
The EDSA Foundations’ mission is to provide educational services to the poor and needy in South Africa; promote and support Early Childhood Development; Promote and support learning and education in the STEM fields; Provide fun and exciting STEM educational programmes; and to train people from the community to conduct the programmes.
To get involved with the EDSA Foundation, contact us directly by clicking here!