Recedeodwood College in Cape Town has been given the opportunity to experience a robotics lab within their own school. Within this lab, learners will get the chance to work with drones, 3D printers, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
The learners are extremely excited to experience all these new things and it also opens up a world of new possibilities for their future.
Many learners in government schools do not have the same kind of opportunities as those who are at private schools, because they do not have the same resources. Resources are what gives the learner the confidence to embark on careers in technology because they have been exposed to them while at school.
In South Africa, Recedeodwood College is only the third school to embark on this exciting journey. Which will prepare many learners for the fourth industrial revolution.
Being exposed to robotics and artificial intelligence, allows learners to be creative and develop essential problem-solving skills. It also builds resilience as learners learn that things will not always work out the first time, however with more work the desired end product will be achieved.
Virginia Africa, Recedeodwood College Principal, says that their school would never have been able to afford such a well-equipped robotics lab and that this facility will hopefully give her learners the confidence to apply to tertiary institutions.
Sakhikamva Foundation was kind enough to sponsor the high school with this opportunity. Their aim is to provide under-resourced communities with high-tech labs.
Stoutima Jakoet, Founder of Sakhikamva Foundation, says that this lab will build their confidence and hopefully get them interested in pursuing a career in Space Science or Aeronautical Engineering.
This opportunity provides these learners with an extra edge above the rest and will help to improve their confidence when embarking on future career paths.
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