Science education in Uganda (and many African countries) has been reduced to teaching enough theory to simply pass exams. Practical, problem-based learning and experimentation has fallen by the wayside.
This leads to poor overall classroom performance, poor skills development, low job & career prospects and ultimately, weak economic development.
Fundi Bots is intervening by working with schools and communities to provide hands-on, practical STEM / general science education in classrooms and communities.
Mission & Vision
At Fundi Bots, our mission is to accelerate science learning in Africa. And our vision is to see Africa transformed through science.
Fundi Bots promotes improved, practical science education in African schools and communities through the provision of hands-on skills and project-based training, with a strong focus on rural and underprivileged regions and a push for equitable inclusion for girls.
Our solution of practical, hands-on training for students in everything from building robots to coding and project-based learning provides a well-rounded and engaging methodology to increase students’ performance in classrooms and provide career training and technical skills through custom STEM programs and curriculum.
Fundi Bots uses a network of schools, teachers, community-based partners, mentors, and interns to implement strategies.
Our implementation model includes hands-on training in robotics, STEM and ICT for students and out of school youth, development of Enhanced Science Curriculum material for teachers, training for science teachers and the Fundi Girls program.
Schools & Curriculum
Fundi Bots promotes improved, practical science education in African schools through a diverse range of programs and services, each of which is tailored to the specific need of the target community or beneficiaries. Our Curriculum & Schools Program Pillar encompasses all activities that take place within the primary and secondary school environment and have a direct to classroom subject matter or skills development for both students and teachers.
Skills & Careers
Fundi Bots promotes high-impact, hands-on practical skills development and career training through a diverse range of programs and services, each of which is tailored to the specific need of the target community or beneficiaries. The Careers & Skills Program Pillar encompasses activities that take place outside the school environment and has a target audience of secondary school and university students, or out-of-school youth within the same age range.
Innovators & Changemakers
Fundi Bots inspires youth to be champions for change and accelerate grassroots innovation to improve communities and countries. Our long-term dream is to inspire youth to be champions for change. By training them in both technical skills and soft skills, we can help accelerate grassroots innovation so that youth can improve their communities and countries.