As textbooks become out of date and need to be replaced every couple of years, schools around the world have opted to switch to e-readers and tablets to combat this problem.
In a bid to greatly improve South Africa’s physical science education, SmartLabs has successfully kitted out mobile science laboratories with state-of-the-art science equipment and educational software. Cement producing company, PPC, has commissioned and donated 12 of these labs to disadvantaged schools across South Africa.
Aimed at grade 10 to 12 learners, each laboratory is a self-sufficient portable structure and is designed in such a way to teach theory alongside practical experiments, bringing physics and chemistry to life.
For children to have any chance of improving their literacy, furthering their education and essentially advancing their place in this world, access to books and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is paramount.
As part of our collaboration with Intel, the Department of Science and Technology, and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), SmartLabs has helped to launch several community projects.
One key aspect of SmartLabs that will never change is the fact that we want to make education more accessible to the learners of sub-Saharan Africa.