Who Are We?

The P-STEM Foundation is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) engagement organisation working in historically disadvantaged communities. We focus on creating awareness of, sparking interest in, changing perceptions of and developing skills in STEM. With South Africa’s high youth unemployment and a growing demand for STEM skills we exist to channel youth into STEM opportunities successfully.

Why Do We Exist? (What Are We Trying To Achieve)

South Africa is confronting high youth unemployment issues, coupled with a growing skills shortage. Skilled positions, predominately in fields with a STEM involvement, remain unfilled for long periods of time. The P-STEM Foundation strives to redress that by channelling & supporting at risk youth into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education and careers. Changing the unjustified perception that STEM is for exclusive individuals. STEM can be Fun, Relatable and attainable by anybody.

What Do We Do?

P-STEM focuses on the following:

  • Increasing the familiarity and interest to a wide variety of STEM careers, in communities and schools, particularly in the historically disadvantaged communities of Southern Africa.
  • Redressing negative perceptions regarding STEM in disadvantaged communities.
  • Supporting grass root organisations in communities that are promoting STEM and supporting STEM education.
  • Increasing the visibility and forecasting of STEM education and career opportunities.
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Who Runs P-STEM?

Executive Board:

Ntuthuko Cele

Financial Director

Ntuthuko has a keen interest in solving complex business problems. As an optimist, he’s very passionate about turning things around.

Vari Mureriwa

Operations Director

Vari leads the operational management of the P-STEM Foundation and is involved in the day to day running of the organization. She is a passionate STEM education advocate.

Nkosinathi Gazide

People’s Programs Director

As a Software Engineer Nkosinathi lends his STEM expertise to P-STEM, through overseeing programs at P-STEM.

Advisory Board:

Khethiwe Nkuna

Not For Profit – Advisory

Khethiwe possesses a deep passion for South Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, development and transformation. Khethiwe’s main passion is developing people/ communities to reach their full potential.

Mufaro Muzvondiwa

Chairperson

Mufaro has a burning desire to get the African child more curious about his/her environment and how it works.

Ayanda Ceba

Governance – Advisory

Ayanda is passionate about empowering women embedding good governance principles.

Leah Ledwaba

Financial Business – Advisory

Leah is all about making a difference in people’s lives, through small acts.