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|Science Lens winners|
|Young, innovative and gifted|
|Intern receives Fellowship in Paris|
|Transformation in marine science|
|Looking for the brainiacs of yesteryear|
|Skies alive with space activities|
|Training the trainers|
|On your marks ... Get SET Go!|
|Schools debates advisory committee|
|Science community volunteers|
|The science of giving back|
|New science communication resource|
|Bringing nanotech to the disabled|
|Meet media guru Daryl Ilbury|
|Water World @ Scifest Africa 2014|
|Exploring marine science|
|Sharks, vegetables and alien fish|
|In the news|
|It's a fact!|
SAIAB donated educational material and interacted with the centre staff and children regularly. What started as a small activity grew into an outreach exercise and science awareness project, with follow-up visits to the Centre and a visit to SAIAB by the children from Lebone.
The SAIAB Wellness Committee undertakes a number of community interactions, which take various forms. In 2013 the committee collected food parcels and clothing and collected money which was donated to various charity groups, including the Lebone Day Care Centre.
After their visit to SAIAB, the children from Lebone produced project posters on the marine environment, which they later presented to a group of visitors from SAIAB. Interaction with the school will continue in 2014.
The Lebone Centre is the main activity of the ICDP Trust, which was established in 2005 by Kingswood College in Grahamstown as a vehicle for community engagement activities and to facilitate development in the surrounding community. Lebone Centre is home to a preschool, an after-care enrichment programme for vulnerable children, and a comprehensive literacy programme.
The Centre is located in a previously disadvantaged area and aims to work in partnership with the relevant communities to address the effects of poverty and help children to maximise their potential. The approach is a holistic one that aims to work in an in-depth way that involves families and all the aspects of a child's life (social, emotional, physical and intellectual), as well as interacting with children along the age spectrum.