Mobile Science Laboratory
In Zimbabwe, many schools in the high density (township) suburbs and rural areas are unable to afford to run science laboratories. This means that students learn the theory behind practical experiments without having any hands-on experience to draw from.
Makomborero has been successful in converting an old shipping container into a well-equipped Mobile Science Laboratory. Interested students in Form 3 fill out a simple form before being accepted into that term’s Science Lab class, where they engage in 8-10 experiments over 8-10 weeks. For the first time for many of them, the students have the opportunity to complete practical experiments without having to share or skip through certain parts due to lack of equipment.
For the past few years, Makomborero Zimbabwe has accepted over a hundred students who have gained practical experiences of using science equipment. This has also given the teachers hands-on training and helped them gain confidence.