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AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy makes history with AI Day at Dube TradePort

KZNInnovTechExpo2022 Winner Leah Williams mentoring a junior on basics of Arduino

As the United Nations' #SustainableDevelopmentGoal #4 prescribes, we at #AlgoAtWork#Robotics Academy fundamentally believe in inclusive and quality #Technology#education for all, which reaffirms our purpose - education is the essential vehicle for the #sustainabledevelopment of a thriving #economy.

This past weekend, we collaborated with Arm(E3)NGAGE and MOSES KOTANE INSTITUTE at #DubeTradePort as part and parcel of our training programmes to open access to technical and interpersonal skills development programmes in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and ensure we contribute meaningfully to seeking #solutions to global #challenges.

Tezzy-Love Shabangu on her first ever Arduino class.

The #AlgoAtWorkAIDay's aim was for children to be introduced to the world of ArduinoSeeed Studio & #FUNDAmentals of #prototyping.

Other activities included: #3DPrinting, #Coding and physical drills. Attendees played with microcomputers, tested different sensors and had fun interacting with some of our top Junior Coders at The Academy, such as #GuilianaWright and #AlexDodd.

The Winners of the #KZNInnovTechExpo2022, Bongani Masela & #LeahWilliams, joined in as volunteers for the day to assist and mentor the 55 or so children/teens who were coding and interacting with Arduino Education tools for the first time.

Mxolisi Ndlovu's Crisp Blend with an ice-breaker activity before the Robotics class.

Some of the benefits of this collaboration were to ensure that MOSES KOTANE INSTITUTE’s Digital Centre is actively involved in training programs for scarce skills, such as #Robotics, #AI, #Coding, #Machinelearning, and #InternetofThings.

Special appreciation goes to Stephen Ozoigbo, Marvin Rotermund, Zama Dlamini and the rest of the Team at MKI for their support.

Guiliana Wright, Junior Coder at AlgoAtWork Robotics, showcases her Smart glasses prototype powered by Arduino

This program is an Arm(E3)NGAGE initiative in partnership with #AlgoAtWork#Robotics Academy to train more learners and educators across KZN and the broader #SouthAfrica by driving initiatives to help close the STEM skills gap.


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