Discovereum: Zimbabwe's First Children's Museum

by INZI FOUNDATION T/A DISCOVEREUM Vetted since 2017 Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Ours is a unique, interactive space that sparks the interest of children and young adults through hands on exhibits in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and innovation. We are expanding to a larger, more accessible and centrally located premises, allowing us to build a science and technology lab, add conservation and sustainable energy exhibits, enhance our outreach programs to rural, disadvantaged kids and make our Egypt, Dinosaur Dig and Human Body exhibits more robust.

$50,000
total goal
$42,418
remaining
55
donors
1
monthly donor
9
months

Challenge

Zimbabwe and Africa in general face critical problems in water, energy, healthcare, food security, sustainable use of land, mineral and natural resources. Our educational system is often rigid, with emphasis on memorization and rote learning. Student learning is often passive. Creatives and those with learning differences are not catered to in the traditional educational system. Yet solutions will require a new cadre of leaders and scientists who can think outside the box and innovate.

Solution

Discovereum is an exhibit based, multi-sensory, multi-media children's museum promoting self-directed learning for families, students, teachers and schools. Exhibits in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and innovation are tied together with interactive activities that create a conducive environment for life-long learning. Creativity, imagination, critical thinking, and problem solving are among the top aptitudes fostered through our exhibits and activities.

Long-Term Impact

Develop future leaders, thinkers, problems solvers, inventors and makers by creating a space where young people are free to be curious, to learn, to create, to collaborate, to assemble, to experiment, fail and try again. Up to 100,000 children will broaden their horizons, scope of reference, potential career options, and worldview. In our country it is unique to have a space that is multicultural, multiethnic and multigenerational. Foster a thriving, diverse and tolerant community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​Discovereum.org
Discovereum Website
Discovereum Facebook Page
Discovereum Twitter Page

Organization Information

INZI FOUNDATION T/A DISCOVEREUM

Location: Harare - Zimbabwe
Website: http:/​/​discovereum.org/​
Project Leader:
Wesley Maraire
Executive Director
Harare, Harare Zimbabwe
$7,582 raised of $50,000 goal
 
67 donations
$42,418 to go
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