IoT Makerspaces

Details of the organization
Internet Society
International organizations

Information about the project
IoT Makerspaces
The project is establishing Internet of Things Makerspaces, at selected Zimbabwean schools, to inspire and equip local students with IoT skills and resources, enabling them to develop problem-solving projects in their communities. The pilot, started at St Peter's Mbare High School, attended by enthusiastic pupils aged between 12 and 18. First year program is based on Genuino/Arduino systems due to their low power requirements and flexibility. A starter kit includes components for 15 projects to walk students through the basic of coding and electronics. The project is supported by Internet Society’s Beyond the Net Funding Programme.
National implementation: Zimbabwe
Ongoing from 01/01/2016 to 01/01/2018
Internet Society’s “Beyond the Net Funding Programme”

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
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  • Programme
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