Youth Upliftment Science Club Project
Look-Sci Founder, Smeetha Singh, completed her internship at a science centre at the University of Pretoria in 2015.
” I came across countless children too afraid to attempt learning and who believed science was a scary concept for ‘clever people’. Not only did this realization deeply sadden me but also sent me on a non-academic journey of trying out science clubs at primary schools.”
The intention with these such clubs are:
- Create regular sessions in which children can be supported to learn, i.e build a sense of confidence and courage by using positive re-enforcement and creative exercises,
- Encourage children to continue science and maths through secondary school
- Encourage and teach scientific thinking which is beneficial in facing learning and overall life challenges.
A portion of Look-Sci’s profits go toward developing Science Days at schools in underdeveloped areas of Gauteng. These days involve presenting South African science leaders who share their journey with the hope of encouraging young learners as well as fun mini-workshops showcasing the beauty of science.