As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti, education is the universal key to a better life. That’s why Sika is helping African children and young adults improve their futures by supporting “ProjeKt Inspire,” an initiative that encourages young people to pursue STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) careers.
Education is a key component of the Tanzanian government’s agenda, and the country has taken major steps to increase access to primary education.
Despite this, challenges remain in the provision of secondary education, and there are many holes to fill when it comes to the quality of education, actual learning outcomes, and the relevance of skills that graduates bring to the economy. What’s worse, many Tanzanian children drop out of school before even completing primary education.
That’s why Raymond C. Marod founded ProjeKt Inspire. His program helps students choose the best courses in universities and get involved in extracurricular activities that give them the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global marketplace.
Sika and Steam Education
As a world-leading chemical engineering firm, Sika Tanzania is well-positioned to offer scientific and technical education to Tanzanian children and young adults. The goal is to unlock ambition in older children and help them make informed decisions and receive guidance about potential STEAM career options.
For example, Sika has been organizing factory tours with children and young adults from different schools in the country since 2018. Furthermore, many Sika staff deliver technical presentations at the local secondary school and university on a regular basis.