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Soweto Science Centre

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Vision & Mission Statement

The vision of Soweto Science Centre (SCC) is that of a South Africa that creates and consolidates a culture of science in its communities, which allows it to utilise technology as an engine of industrial and social transformation while being conscience of science. It is a stimulating user facility that aims to be the centre of excellence in Mathematics and Science for school learners from Soweto and the surrounding regions.

  • To create dynamic educational/academic programmes

  • To foster partnerships with government, schools, parents and industry/private sector

  • To provide the best instructors and teaching assistants,

  • To provide career guidance to the learners/educators and parents

  • To conduct school outreach programmes with our mobile unit, complimenting the school science syllabi,

  • To organize promotional activities to bring science closer to the people of Soweto and the surrounding regions.

Teacher’s workshops

The Teacher Training aspect of the work in the Soweto Science Centre is of great importance because the centre contributes to the great national need we have as the peopling in South Africa – that of skills training.  When people are properly trained, the improvements that they bring to bear upon the work that they do, leads us as a country to achieve greater competitiveness. It is for this reason that it can be said that the SCC plays a huge role in nation building since the development of skills is one of our national priorities

Our workshops provide teachers with the educational support and assistance in mathematics and science teaching and learning content and skills, as well as other areas of professional development and aspects of curriculum development and implementation.

Professional development courses, school based support and special content focused presentations provided by qualified science faculty members are offered

Parental Involvement

Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in the learning process. Detailed reporting is undertaken and regular parents meetings are held. Mandatory parental involvement includes making a financial commitment to the centre for the year.

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 Interview: Prof Azwinndini Muronga