About The Future Geekstars Initiative
The Future Geekstars seeks to prepare and channel Geek of the future in South Africa through technologies and solutions that will have impact now and in the future. Programnmes of the Future Geekstars initiative includes the Youth ICT and Business VacWork programme, STEM Outreach and SkateHacks.
A hands-on programme for Tech excitation and enlightenment
All the programmes within the Future Geekstars initiative are strured to be hands-on and have projects created at the end.
Future Geekstars in Numbers
Creating impact since 2014
What happens during the programmes?
All programmes are structure to expose the youngsters to tools used in the industry in order to expose them to trends and channel a wider thinking towards creating better technologies.
Learning different technologies in the industry
Coming up with innovative solutions to solve societal challenges
Writing code to build a solution with guidance from the mentors
Creating business cases against the solution
Prosenting the solution at the end of the programme
Key programmes of the Future Geekstars initiative
Holidays with the Geeks coding, working on real-life projects and how to build a tech startup
Taking coding to skate parks, putting sensors and creating apps to make skateboards master
Helping navigate, story map and building better societies from spatial data sets
STEM careers excitation and enlightenment in community through various activities
Careers ignited / elevated through the VacWork
His innovations were well document - Moses is a novelist of his work and had later on return as a mentor to the programme.
Kingsley "Skinny" Kgwedi
Well known in the industry, Skinny was also one of the first participants has tremendously grown with his skill sets in the indusry.
With Business Analysis as her interest from the VacWork, Fikile has build her digital markting agencey, Fikile M Ads.
Reabetswe "Rio" Bodiba
One of the first participants of the VacWork, Rio has built a name in the industry and has worked for JSE-listed companies.
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