THE P-STEM FOUNDATION

Promoting STEM education and careers in southern Africa

The problem we aim to solve:

We plan to resolve youth unemployment and a growing STEM skills shortage by redirecting at risk youth into STEM

The solution our project offers:

We create awareness, build interest, cultivate skills and identify and remove impediments to STEM excellence

The impact our project had so far:

To date, we have run 12 STEM Fairs attended by over 5000 learners. We also run 12 after schools programs in 4 provinces

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Who is behind this project?

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About the project

STEM Community Engagement Model

What we do?

We partner with community based organisations already deeply entrenched in a community to implement our STEM Community Engagement Model. Our model creates awareness, builds interest, develops skills and confidence and eliminates impediments to STEM excellence as modeled below:

Where we work?

We are currently working in four provinces across South Africa, which are Limpopo and North West in the North, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in the South and Gauteng.

In Limpopo, we have partnered with Legacy Giving Afterschool and Monitoring Centre (LGAMC), which operates in the Tshaulu communities in the Vhembe district of rural Limpopo. In KZN, we partnered with I Learn to Live, a community-based organisation looking after orphaned and vulnerable children in the Empangeni community. In Gauteng, we are partnering with Rhiza Babuyile for Diepsloot, and Tsogang Sechaba Community Project for Phiri, Tshiawelo, Maphetla in Soweto. We recently also began a partnership with Boitekong Progressive Youth in the North West Province.

Growth is an important aspect of our development therefore we are always on the lookout for new CBO partners to enable the expansion of our work.

How we fund our work?

Given the work we are doing in communities, and the number of communities we work in, we are one of the only organisations in the country with a unique insight into the realities of youth unemployment and STEM challenges within several communities, through the surveys and other research we conduct. Our intention is to package our research outcomes and analysis and make them available to government , CBOs, research institutes and any other organisations that would be interested in this type of information which will help in creating policies, evaluating STEM program efficacy and ultimately improve STEM outcomes in South Africa.

Corporate partner in promoting Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM). Litha Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd has enabled us to implement STEM After Schools Programs in the communities of Tshaulu Manzemba in Vhembe District, Limpopo.

LADIES! Sign up for the Girls into STEM conference by emailing 'info@pstem.org.za’ You have until the 30th of September!

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We will be hosting our very own initiative for Hour of Code in partnership with Accenture at their Harrowdiene offices on the 9th of December 2016.
Happy 2017 STEM fanatics
Let's Talk STEM is our new initiative inspired by the release of Hidden Figures the movie. We are looking for STEM (Science,Tech, Engineering & Math) influencers/Mentors to to help us spread the word. Sign up before the 21st of February and you could win tickets to the movie screening in Rosebank! Email "Volunteer@pstem.org.za" to sign up and for more information!

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Check out our International Day of the Girl Child, Girls into STEM conference that took place on Friday the 7th of October 2016. Follow the link below https://youtu.be/lfRZ22FX9_s

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