We breath Science, we talk and walk Science and all around us is Science. Even our democracy is Science. Science is beautiful and at OR Tambo Mathematics,Science and Technology Academy, we made it possible for kids to enjoy Science and Technology during the National Science Week 2018.
Ms. Nomusa Keninda presented amazing topical issues to the learners before their hands on activities on Coding from Minecraft Hour of Code programme. “These kids should start debating about their world in technology” saidNomusa Keninda. They must embrace change in the ICT space. It must not be the first time they hear about the Forth Industrial Revolution, the Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things , 3D printing and robotics because these are topical issues in education globally.
Mpumalanga ICT Club Founder, Nomusa Keninda doesn’t sleep at night not researching about any new concepts and skill in ICT. She is digitally fluent and willing to share her knowledge about digital learning. “ We are organizing teachers workshops across Nkangala District to train teachers to facilitate Computer Science-Coding in their schools and community during Africa Code Week 2018” she urged teachers to attend in numbers as these workshops are free.
The Club has two initiatives for learners: The DigiGirlz event where grade 9 girls are introduced to IT Careers and Coding with Microsoft team of young ladies who motivate the girls to take up Maths and Science subjects at school in order to venture into IT Careers. The CreatIvITy Workshops initiative is for grade 11 and 12 girls who are trained on Positive Personal Branding and how to develop their own websites and blogs. She is doing a great job in Mpumalanga and also in other provinces as requested.
The National Science Week 2018 was launched by the Minister of Science and Technology, at Mpumalanga University on the 28 July 2018 to kick start the National Science Week 2018. The aim is to popularize Science to broader community and to allow everyone to participate in the National Science Week.