Design, Code and Make real-life projects
#SpaceHeritage: With more emerging opportunities in Science and Engineering in South Africa, Geekulcha has taken a step to grow and excite more talent in SpaceHeritage.
The VacWork programmes will feature Space-centred projects developed by the youngsters.
47% Female | 58 Projects/Prototypes | 4 Provinces | 29 Volunteers | R118K+ in competitions | 6 Startups
Initiations in line with the VacWork programme
This is a Skills Redistribution programme, university students may volunteer to teach the young people how to code.
These are the individuals who have helped/guided the Geek Culture
One of the first VacWork scholars, Rio has built himself to be a Product Manager at Old Mutual with the skills has acquired.
Another first, Skinny was been building robots using junk and has grown into a competitive young IT professional and codes a variety of applications.
Now a student at Wits University, Glendar has attended 5 editions of the VacWork programme, through Business Analysis and Graphics Design.
Joined the programme in 2015 and has continued take part until 2017 where he became a junior mentor. He is a young innovator of note.
A young innovator from Mpumalanga with ideas for change. He has entered and won medals at the ESKOM EXPO with his ideas for social innovation.
Now a student a TUT, Moses has built a name for himself in the tech ecosystem and featured in various media platforms with his innovation.
She could draw and started out learning grachics design at the VacWork. Naledi further learned about apps and further became a tech star.
Took part in 2016 and 2017, Tania has strong developmental goals for Africa and drove healthcare solutions at the VacWork programme.
A digital entreprenur, student/ Content Marketer/ Social Media Accounts Manager/ Founder & CEO @fikilem_ads. Passionate model and Video vixen.
Join the programme as an 11-year old, Ruva has been an electronics and robotics fan. One of the smartest youngsters at the programme.
Malwandla has been showing his analytical skills at the VacWork and grown tremendously on his coding and business skills since 2014.
Joined the VacWork in 2015, Tiro is an activist the Generation XYZ and create a startup around that. He is one of the young upcoming entrepreneurs.
The Gauteng edition of the VacWork takes place in various parts such as Tshwane, Johannesburg (Soweto and the CBD), Ekurhuleni and others. Ekasi Labs and the youth Fab Lab are critical in the programme.
Key partners: The Innovation Hub, City of Tshwane, mLab South Africa and The Business Clinic