Destination Imagination in Africa , in partnership with FESTAC AFRICA RENAISSANCE , is passionately committed to addressing the education crisis in Africa by presenting a unique and comprehensive 3-day STEAM Education Masterclass for educators, school principals, and directors.

This immersive training a trainer masterclass will equip participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to prepare students for the demands of the 21st century. STEAM education focuses on interdisciplinary and project-based learning, which is essential for developing critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration skills among students.

A Continent in Crisis: Africa’s Education and Employment Landscape

  • Alarming youth unemployment rates: Africa’s youth face a daunting future, with staggering unemployment rates threatening their dreams and aspirations. Empowering them with vital skills is crucial to their success and the prosperity of our continent.
  • Scarcity of skills in STEAM education: Closing the gap is essential to compete globally and drive innovation in our continent. As the world advances, Africa cannot afford to fall behind in cultivating a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
  • Need for STEAM labs and maker spaces: Every school should provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for students. The lack of these facilities deprives young minds of the chance to explore, create, and innovate, stifling their potential to contribute meaningfully to society.
  • Insufficient infrastructure: Many schools across Africa suffer from inadequate infrastructure, making it difficult to provide a conducive learning environment. Students deserve better facilities, including safe and spacious classrooms, to fully engage with their education.
  • Limited access to quality education: Millions of African children are denied the basic right to education due to poverty, conflict, and other social challenges. We must urgently address this injustice, as every child deserves the opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Overcrowded classrooms and teacher shortages: The lack of qualified teachers and overcrowded classrooms create a significant barrier to learning, making it challenging for students to receive the individual attention and support they need.
  • Inequity in educational resources: The disparities in educational resources between urban and rural areas or between public and private schools hinder equal access to quality education for all children. It is vital to bridge this gap and ensure every student has the opportunity to excel.

By addressing these pressing issues in Africa’s education landscape, we can work together to build a brighter future for our continent’s youth, ensuring they have the skills, resources, and opportunities needed to thrive in the 21st century.

A Beacon of Hope: Destination Imagination Africa’s STEAM Education Masterclass

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Youth working an engineering project prototype to be presented in USA STEAM Education Global Competitions.

Bridging the gap: While the global south debates artificial intelligence in the curriculum, we strive to address Africa’s teacher and classroom shortages with innovative solutions. Our STEAM Education Masterclass is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and tools needed to transform their classrooms and inspire their students, even in the face of adversity.

  • Recycling and technology: Using recycled materials and technology to improve education standards and sustainability. By promoting resourcefulness and creativity, we empower educators to provide a quality education while minimizing their environmental impact. Our Masterclass will demonstrate how to use available materials and cutting-edge technology to spark students’ curiosity and foster a love for learning.
  • Our youth, our greatest asset: As the youngest continent, Africa must invest in its youth and their potential for greatness. By providing our children with a solid foundation in STEAM education, we cultivate future leaders who are equipped to tackle the challenges of the 21st century, drive innovation, and contribute to the growth of our continent.
  • Embracing a holistic approach: STEAM education nurtures well-rounded individuals by fostering interdisciplinary thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. These skills are crucial for navigating our increasingly interconnected world and preparing our youth for a diverse range of careers.
  • Empowering educators: Our Masterclass is designed to support and uplift passionate educators, equipping them with the strategies, resources, and confidence needed to bring STEAM education to life in their classrooms. Through this training, we can help transform the educational landscape in Africa and ensure our children receive the world-class education they deserve.

Together, we can make a profound impact on the future of our continent by embracing STEAM education and its potential to transform lives. Join us on this journey towards a brighter, more innovative, and prosperous Africa.

Destination imagination masterclass will showcase how these transformative technologies can be harnessed to ensure no child is left behind, empowering every student to learn, grow, and thrive in a dynamic world.

The Unstoppable Force of STEAM Education

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Based learning is a powerful tool that can help kids develop skills, confidence, and a passion for learning that will last a lifetime.
  • Unleashing curiosity and creativity: STEAM education awakens a deep passion for learning, empowering students to explore beyond boundaries and unleash their boundless potential.
  • Nurturing critical thinking and problem-solving: With its interdisciplinary approach, STEAM education cultivates a mindset for tackling complex issues from various perspectives, preparing students to face the challenges of an ever-evolving world.
  • Fostering collaboration and teamwork: Through group-based STEAM projects, students learn the significance of cooperation, effective communication, and teamwork, essential components for success in today’s workforce.
  • Developing resilience and adaptability: STEAM education arms students with the skills to adapt to new situations, persist through setbacks, and confront unexpected challenges with unwavering determination and confidence.
  • Closing the skills gap and sparking innovation: By cultivating a generation of well-rounded, creative problem solvers, STEAM education paves the way for Africa to compete on a global scale, drive innovation, and secure a thriving, sustainable future for all its people.

Who should attend?

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STEAM EDUCATION Facilitators on a training break

•  Visionary school principals and directors committed to transforming their institutions in the face of adversity.

• Devoted teachers, deeply concerned about the alarming youth unemployment rates and driven to equip their students with the skills they need to thrive.

• Forward-thinking curriculum developers, eager to embrace cutting-edge educational trends and create a curriculum that inspires students to reach for the stars.

• Passionate educators with an unwavering commitment to fostering a love for learning, nurturing curiosity, and sparking creativity in the hearts and minds of their students.

• Anyone involved in education who seeks to be a trailblazer, revolutionizing the learning experience and shaping the future for the next generation of African leaders.

By joining the Destination Imagination Africa STEAM Education Masterclass, you will experience:

• A profound immersion into the life-changing principles and advantages of STEAM education.

• An electrifying journey through hands-on exploration of coding, robotics, and artificial intelligence in education.

• Empowering techniques for incorporating technology seamlessly in the classroom and launching a STEAM club even on a shoestring budget.

• The invaluable chance to forge strong connections and collaborations with like-minded educators from across Tanzania.

Corporate Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities

We invite corporations and individual donors to sponsor educators, making it possible for more teachers to participate in this transformative training. Your support will help empower educators to develop the next generation of creative, innovative, and skilled professionals in Tanzania.

Partner with us today to make a lasting impact on education in Tanzania.

Event Details

Date: 22th May 2023

Venue:Arusha International Conference Centre

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform education in Tanzania. Register now for the Destination Imagination Africa STEAM Education Masterclass, and join us on this exciting journey towards STEAM education excellence. Secure your spot by taking advantage of the early bird registration, closing on May 3rd.

Register today and invest in the future of Tanzanian education. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students and the future of our nation.

Secure Your Free Education Books and Transformative Training Sessions

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At Destination Imagination Africa, we are driven by a burning passion to ignite the flame of change in education throughout the African continent. Our transformative educational training courses are designed to empower educators and impact students’ lives, reaching far and wide to uplift communities.

We understand that the journey to revolutionize education may seem daunting, but we’re here to support you every step of the way. That’s why we’re excited to offer free STEAM education books for a limited time, providing you with the guidance, inspiration, and knowledge you need to transform your classroom and unlock your students’ boundless potential. Please contact Sally kimangu for free steam education books access link.

 To join us on this exhilarating mission and to book a training session for your institution or community, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated team at [email protected]. Together, let’s embark on a transformative adventure that will change the lives of your students and the future of our continent, one training session

and one STEAM education book at a time.