Matshaya and friend at a Robotics competition
We are very grateful for your support for the children at ORT SA CAPE's programmes in South Africa. This is allowing children from poor communities in Cape Town to learn about science and technology.
With your help, CHW was able to fund three robotics kits. These are LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits and they will be used during ORT SA CAPE's science and robotics workshops which are held during the school holidays, and at the Science Club (an After School Programme) at Hector Peterson Secondary School. Debbie at ORT SA CAPE sent us the following details.
Hector Peterson Secondary School is located in Wallacedene, a very poor township in Kraaifontein about 35km from Cape Town. The Science Club meets regularly and ORT SA CAPE provides the computers and robotics kits. The Club also holds sessions at the Cape Town Science Centre, where ORT SA CAPE is located, and there, the children can meet with pupils from other Clubs and practice for robotics competitions.
Eric is the facilitator for the Science Club at Hector Peterson Secondary School. He attended this school himself and was part of the Science Club, and went on to run it, whilst he was still a pupil there. This had such an impact on him that he is now part of the team at ORT SA CAPE.
Matshaya is one of the pupils at the school. He is currently in Grade 12 and he has been doing robotics with ORT SA CAPE since 2012. He now helps younger pupils as they learn robotics. Thandi has recently joined the Club and is the first female pupil from this school to join.
Thank you so much for your wonderful support for these children. Your support for ORT SA CAPE's programmes, through CHW, is allowing these children to gain exposure to science and technology and they would not usually have such an opportunity. Thank you for making a difference in their lives.
(We do not have permission to show the faces of some of the children at the school science club.)
Eric (in the white shirt) in 2009 whilst at school
Eric, now a facilitator, with Debbie and Lydia
Matshaya programming a robot
Matshaya training Thandi and another pupil
One of the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kits