Funded by Boshof Solar Power, the Maths and Science Leadership Academy, from Kimberley, along with local teachers facilitates extra maths and science lessons to the learners at Boshof Combined School, Boshof Intermediate School and Aramela Combined School every Thursday afternoon.
At the time that the programme was implemented, learners were generally demotivated due to a lack of Maths and Science teachers in the community. The programme now supports the three schools and plans to expand to phase in more schools.
With an estimated 80% of future jobs requiring young people to have some sort of STEM education, it is critical and imperative that learners get support, as early on as possible.
An additional part of the Boshof Solar Power’s STEM programme, responds to the educational needs of local primary schools in the Boshof area. In addition to supporting teachers, it’s ‘Pioneers Programme’, which targets learners from Grade 4, runs intense maths sessions to solidify the foundation concepts taught in class, and to encourage a desire for the learners to carry this very important subject through to Grade 12.