February has been an eventful month, with the move from adjusted Level 3 to Level 1 and the awaited release of matric results.
The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, highlighted the remarkable performance of students despite the unprecedented challenges brought by COVID-19. Africa Teen Geeks congratulates the class of 2020 matriculants on their results and for demonstrating resilience against the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Africa Teen Geeks would especially like to congratulate #Girlgeek, Cidra Mthembu, who joined us at the age of 10 and has now been accepted to study BSc Computer Science at multiple universities. We are so proud to see you accomplishing great things!
International Day of Mathematics
The 14 March 2021 marks a global celebration for the International Day of Mathematics (IDM). Each year,countries are invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces.
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the University of Johannesburg, Northcliff Rotary club and UNICEF in celebrating this day on 20 March 2021. High school learners are invited to participate in this fun-filled program by registering online by following this link.
In 2021 the theme of the International Day of Mathematics is “Mathematics for a Better World”. Create a poster that shows one way to make the world a little bit better using mathematics. The competition is open to Grade 8 – Grade 12 learners and there are prizes to be won! You can create your poster digitally by using a drawing program, or alternatively draw it on paper and then scan it or take a photo. Submit one .JPG, PNG or PDF file to email@example.com by 17 March 2021. Winner to be announced during the online program on 20 March 2020.
Conversation with Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship 2020 award winners
Africa Teen Geek CEO, Lindiwe Matlali, held a virtual conversation with the Belgian Royal Queen, Queen Mathilde, addressing among other issues, how the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the work that Africa Teen Geeks does and also how access to technology has been a challenge to productive schooling.
The President accelerates the Adoption of technology in SA school
The President announced at the Annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla, that Coding and Robotics will soon be introduced in selected Primary schools. Africa Teen Geeks welcomes the news and commits to assisting young people with the skills they need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
We are looking forward to an exciting March 2021!
The Africa Teen Geeks Team