Mobile Science Lab to Impact students in Zimbabwe

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Summary

Zimbabwe is promoting the uptake of Science subjects at A-level through the STEM programme. Makomborero has built and fully equipped a Mobile Science Lab (Biology) as our pilot project. Converting a 20 foot container. The Mobile Lab is now running at our Resource Centre, while we gain experience. This is giving students the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice through carefully chosen experiments. We need to raise money for the running costs.

$1,591.54
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Makomborero has been supporting rural and high density schools for 6 years. We have noticed that schools are unable to adequately provide laboratory experience for students. Teaching of science subjects is mainly theoretical, with little or no practical knowledge. Minimal operating budgets for schools hamper them in building and equipping science laboratories.The Mobile Science Lab will compliment the Zimbabwean Science curriculum enabling students to put their knowledge into practice.

Solution

The Mobile Science Lab will provide access to the practical side of Biology and Chemistry to many students. The laboratory will be aimed at Form 3 and 4 O-Level students. Key experiments have been chosen from the curriculum. Each student will leave the laboratory with notes and worksheets pertaining to that topic, having received a meal too.

Long-Term Impact

In future the Mobile Lab will be placed in a central location in a district with many schools accessing the Biology Laboratory. Students will have Biology & Chemistry practical lessons covering experiements found in their curriculum. Teachers will also be able to attend practical workshops. This model will impact up to 150 students a month. We hope students will develop a deep understanding of what they are studying, putting theory into practice.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.makomborero.info
Sharing the vision for the Laboratory
The Makomborero Story
Lisa's journey with Makomborero
How Makomborero is changing lives

Organization Information

Makomborero

Location: Sidcup, Kent - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.makomborero.info
Project Leader:
Laura Albertyn
Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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