April 2014
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FameLabSA 2014
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
SAIAB cares
In the news
Upcoming events
It's a fact!

SAIAB cares

  Lebone Centre children pose with their projects
  A Lebone learner presents what he has learned about the marine environment to his classmates and staff members of SAIAB
  Encouraged by his teacher, one of the children from Lebone Centre explains to the group what his project is all about
Initiated by Pumeza Mabusela, a Communications Intern at SAIAB in 2013, the SAIAB Wellness Committee took the Lebone Day Care Centre in Grahamstown under its wing last year.

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.

Science awareness

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.

Source: www.icdptrust.com