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Preparing The Future
The future of South Africa's Geekulcha depends on us all. We have duty to build a sustainable and an impact Geek Culture that responds to the needs of our Smart Growing world.
When the future generation ask us what did we do to prepare for their future, we must show them this.
Dr Mclean Sibanda
The VacWork programme is current in 5 provinces in South Africa and Geekulcha wishes to expand the national footprint. Be part of the journey.Host #gkVacWork
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Grooming Tomorrow's Leaders, Today.
Future GeekStars is an initiative that was officially launched 06 October 2014 at The Innovation Hub. It is used as a platform to monitor the progression of learners from high school to tertiary level and then to the job market so that the transition is made easy.
The main focus is on skills development and fostering entrepreneurship and innovation that will make them be active leaders of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
TechnologyGetting an industry head start
InnovationSocial, Civic and Inclusive solutions
The #gkVacWork Programme
Geekulcha VacWork (#gkVacWork) is an annual vacation skills development programme that brings together about 50 high school pupils to learn about IT, with a specific focus on mobile app development, Web development, and entrepreneurship skills. It aims to encourage youth to venture into the ICT field to increase work opportunities within the industry.
Geekulcha is promoting the concept of developing software that it `secure by design’. When presenting their solution, the coding teams will have to explain how they integrated security in the software development lifecycle and how they plan to address possible vulnerabilities.Register for #gkVacWork
#gkVacWork In Numbers
As part of the #gkVacWork, MapIT introduced a Geography focused challenge to get youngsters to map stories for tourists, of areas of interests. This is Joburg vs Tshwane.
MapIT has put a challenge to the #gkVacWork scholars to map tourism experiences in the areas of interest. So exciting to see young minds building Geography skills/interest, hands-on.Read More Register Support the Challenge
The VacWork Focus Areas
Why Future GeekStars was created
Key Mandate of Future GeekStars
Exposure to the world of Technology and tools used to build solutions.
To build solutions that enhances social, civic, ecducational and economic goals.
Exploring and building solutions that helps mankind prepare for the future.
Key Objectives of the #gkVacWork
To channel and equip future leaders with skills that will help build tomorrow.
To enable local youth be responsible for each others' digital growth.
To get the future invloved in building the future they want to see.
To gather thoughts on which direction our Smart Growing World should take.
To install the spirit and channel impactful youth business mindset.
Future GeekStars Light Moments
Geekulcha Student Society
Part of their STEM mandate is to co-host and champion the VacWork programme around them.
Youth Innovaiton FabLab
A programme by the City of Tshwane and The Innovation Hub drive youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Putting tech onto Skateboards to make them smart for Data Analytics and improvement.
Bloodhound Supersonic Car
VacWork Kalahari hosted in line with the super rocket car for STEM exctitation.
National Science Week
Annual South African National Science Week to build more interest into Science and Technology.
Info Security for Teenangers
Through the SafeHack initiative, the scholars are challenged to build with security in mind.