Osizweni Science Centre

Contact Details

Physical Address: Old Bracken Mine, Bracken Mine, Evander
Postal Address: PO Box 6377, Secunda, 2302
Telephone: +27(0) 17 689 2006/8
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Education: Mathematics & Science Support
Osizweni Science Centre

Organisation Profile


The Osizweni Science Centre is a non-profit Mathematics and Science education development centre that is committed to improving the quality of these disciplines in the Mpumalanga region where we operate.

We aim to achieve our strategic vision, mission and objectives (mentioned below), through the support we provide to teachers and learners alike. We achieve this goal of improved Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through a structured and long-established approach that includes professional development programmes for teachers and the provision of well researched educational resources to learners of historically disadvantaged communities.

Founded in 1991, Osizweni has grown from its humble start as a professional skills development centre to a focused hub of STEM expertise that plays a significant role in tackling systemic imbalances in Mathematics and Science education.

As we continue to grow as an organisation, we also continue to develop and implement a range of successful interventions that have seen the success rates of Mathematics, Science and Accounting teachers also improve as they produce a growing number of high school graduates ready for tertiary education.

Our programmes aimed at uplifting STEM education have shown statistically significant improvement in both learner and teacher performance. This translates to 7 869 learners, and their teachers now receiving structured, well-managed Mathematics, Natural, Physical and Life Sciences as well as Accounting subject support. Our goal here is simple: to significantly improve their matric pass rate, thereby creating a quality pool from which industry can source graduates.

Through strategically structured partnerships with state, corporate social responsibility programmes, and tertiary initiatives, we believe we can grow this outreach even further to impact on a greater number of learners in the Mpumalanga community - directly altering the future of our community by doing so.

Vision

To be South Africa’s leading Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education support.

Mission

Enabling access to Tertiary Education and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education at schools in the Gert Sibande Region.

It is our desire to attract funding from Corporate South Africa and Government Institutions to build a state-of-the-art Science Centre in Mpumalanga. Currently we have facilities that are not entirely suitable for the running of all our initiatives. We believe that with a Science Centre built to suit our needs our impact will further increase the education status of our district. Funding of education initiatives is welcome, ensuring the sustainability of the initiatives as well as their growth.



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