Fundi Bots School Outreach
At Fundi Bots, our goal is to provide hands-on, practical, skills-based science education, enabling students to learn the school science curriculum better, retain more knowledge and pass better.
We also aim to prepare youth for careers by providing intensive skill-development training using modern tools, internships and rigorous certifications.
Through our School Outreach Program, we provide access to training and resources at the school level and include:
- Speaker Presentations, video presentations and study of real-world
problems solved through robotics;
- Hands-on Robotics training, which introduces students to the basics of
- Fundi Bots Robotics Clubs, which mentors and trainers coming in once or
twice a month
- Robotics Camps, which take place over one to two weeks which are an intense, hands-on learning experience in STEM.
Our school outreach takes place across three main regions in Uganda; Eastern Uganda, Northern Uganda and Central Uganda.
We Use STEAM/R
Fundi Bots Integrated uses an enhanced version of traditional STEM that we call STEAM/R.
By fusing engineering, science and robotics with art and creativity, we create an in-classroom and extra-curricular learning experience that’s perfect for activating student learning and scientific curiosity and improving performance in the classroom and in examinations..
Fundi Bots offers the creative freedom to explore, experiment and gain hands-on experience with real-world, practical projects that adds an extra dimension to student engagement, knowledge retention and long-term career development.
We believe that an ideal teacher to student ratio is 1:15 or one instructor for every 15 students.
Our ideal class size is 30 students with a Lead Instructor and one or two assistants moving around guiding the students. We encourage school staff to be present during these sessions so that they can benefit from the lessons and the interactions as well.
We encourage students to work and learn together in groups of two or three. So, typically, a class will have between 10 to 15 groups or students.
Each group will be working at a project station, for example: a computer for programming or a kit for robotics and will have a group project with integrated tasks, project management and documentation organised by the students themselves.