The initiative is comprised of a school outreach programme dedicated to subject
choice selection, career awareness including the dissemination of informative
resource materials for the advancement of learner career participation from a young
age. The initiative aims to respond to the social ills afflicting many of the youth in the
rural areas of KZN such as teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, child headed
households, HIV/AIDS etc. with the main-focus being the female learners.

ACTIVITIES

  • Presentation that equips learners on the necessary life skills to make informed
    career choices and subject selection.
  • Career workshops that expose the learners to wide variety of possible careers.
  • Psychometric Testing
  • End off with a mind-blowing science show that raises science awareness.

START OF THE PROJECT

05.05.2014

ORGANISATION

KZN Science Centre

COSTS

The programme costs 43,002 US Dollars which mostly goes to making of
information packs for the learners, accommodation and transports for the KZNSC
team.

IMPACT

Over 6000 female learners are reached per year over a period of 5 months.

TARGET GROUP

Young females

PARTNERS

  • Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE)
  • KwaZulu Natal Department of Education – Special Needs Education Services
  • MiET Africa

KEY LEARNINGS

  • The underlying cause of the social ills in our rural communities is the lack of
    guidance, patience and love from home and their schools.
  • Increased discouragement of female learners to participate in school due to
    the non-existence of support emotionally, financially and physically.
  • The high levels of illiteracy result in communication barriers even when illustrated in their home languages. Teachers often intervene during workshops to help us express concepts.

CONTACT DETAILS

Nonhlonipho Dlamini

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