In an effort to ensure a strong science, and engineering skills pipelines particularly in rural schools of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), MKI recently donated three science labs to the following schools; Simunye Secondary School, Sizamiseni Secondary School, and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Secondary School. These three schools are part of other schools that produced unimpressive results in 2017 academic year in the Ilembe Education District, and the provision of these resources was aimed to fulfil a long-felt need for better science teaching and learning which will also aid in improving Mathematics and Physical Sciences subjects.
In 2017/18 financial year MKI provided seven science kits to schools that were strugglimg to produce good STEM results, these schools were: Mngandeni High.
School, Kranskop High School, Ubuhlebesizwe High School, Chief Ngonyama School, Zephania High School, Imbuyiselo High School and Spring Light Gas (SLG) provided one lab through MKI to Thandolesizwe High School.
MKI hopes that all these ten schools will use the resources effectively and to produce top-notch future Scientist and Engineers. Furthermore, the Institute is currently procuring ten labs kit to the following schools in the Zululand District; Bambanani High School, Dingukwazi Secondary School, Ekudebekeni High School, Gqokamandla Junior Secondary, Isihlahlasenkosi High School, Khanyanjalo Secondary School, Kwadenge Senior Secondary, Maqhingendoda High School, Mpungemhlophe Secondary School, and Mathole High School.
We would also like to encourage private companies to donate and become part of the effort to provide science resources to underprivileged schools. This will yield good results in the future as out of youth would be better able to compete in the era of rapid technological change.