STEM Community Engagment Model

The way we engage in our communities follows a 4 step plan, detailed below

Step 1: STEM School Talks

STEM School Talk is a 20 minutes activity that we run during assembly to create awareness of what STEM is, what are the opportunities in STEM and how STEM is a basic skill for most careers going forward. We also like to introduce to the school our STEM School challenge.

Step 2: STEM Community Day

The SCD is a mini science and tech fair held in a community and focuses on building interest in STEM. The community day is free to all community members and fun experiments, demos, competitions and quizzes are run throughout the day to engage with members of the community in STEM. We also demonstrate the importance of STEM through showcasing STEM work at different corporate and entrepreneur stands

Step 3: After Schools Programs

ASP’s are clubs or camps run after schools or during school holidays in a community focusing on developing learner’s skills and confidence in STEM, thus preparing them for a future in the STEM fields. The ASP’s are free and include but not limited to fun experiments, demos and projects run to encourage learners to engage in problem solving, exploring and building activities

Step 4: Monitoring  & Evaluation

Communities We Operate In:

Community Province CBO Years Active
Empangeni KwaZulu -Natal We live to learn, Sifundela ukuphila 2015- Present
Soweto Gauteng Tsogang Sechaba Community Project 2013- Present
Diepsloot Gauteng Rhiza Babuyile 2016- Present
Boitekong North West Boitekong Progressive Youth 2016- Present
Alexandra Gauteng Rays of Hope 2013- Present
Tshaulu Limpopo LGAMC 2015- Present