Drawing youngsters into engineering



The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) hosted learners from various schools in Gauteng (City of Tshwane) and North West (Madibeng) as part of the National Science Week (NSW) programme at its Visitor Centre in Pelindaba from 29 July 2019 – 03 August 2019. NSW is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology. This is an annual programme aimed at encouraging learners and raising awareness for mathematics and science. The theme for 2019 is “Facing the harsh realities of climate change”.

Necsa had approximately 380 learners in attendance each day during the course of last week. The programme also opened an invitation to the public on Saturday 03 August who had an opportunity to visit the SAFARI-1 research reactor. The acting CEO of Necsa, Ayanda Myoli, says Necsa’s intended goal for supporting this initiative is to create awareness on nuclear and its technology application. “If we want to see more young people participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution we should spark their curiosity from a young age,” says Myoli.

Contact Nikelwa Tengimfene, Necsa, Tel 012 305-4431, nikelwa.tengimfene@necsa.co.za

 

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