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BoN Launches STEAM Bootcamp Project
18 September 2023 | Media Release
  Last week marked a momentous occasion, as the Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Mr Johannes !Gawaxab officially launched the Bank's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Robotics and Coding Bootcamp. The STEAM Bootcamp aims to introduce 240 Namibian learners from public schools and rural areas to educational activities, capacitating them with skills in Robotics, Automation, Coding, IT Electronics, 3D Printing, and other technological applications.

Officiated at the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s (NUST) HTTPS Centre, the project will target four schools across the country; Nuuyoma Senior Secondary School (Omusati Region), Wennie Du Plessis Senior Secondary School (Omaheke Region), P K De Villiers Secondary School (Karas Region) and Hans Daniel Namuhuya Secondary School (Oshikoto Region). The selection of the schools was based on their longstanding relationship with the Bank and previous computer donations that had been made to the schools’ computer labs.

As part of the project, learners will be challenged to use STEAM skills to create solutions that address the needs and challenges they face within their respective communities and regions. As such, the project will aim to cultivate innovative thinking among learners and prepare them for future jobs, future challenges, and technological advancements. This will further enhance competitiveness among students, providing an opportunity for cutting-edge solutions that will benefit schools and communities at large.

The Governor of the Bank encouraged the students to embrace the opportunity with open minds and unlock their endless potential. ‘’Take every moment as a chance to learn, experiment, and create. The knowledge and skills you gain through this initiative will not only open doors for you but also contribute to the growth and development of our great nation. Remember that you are the future architects of our digital landscape, and your potential is boundless.’’

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