Robotics and Namibian Youth


The Goethe-Institut Namibia in cooperation with MindsInAction presents a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Programme that aims to offer Namibian learners a new approach to knowledge and unveil a path to the application of 21st century skills.

Mindsinaction robotics 2 ©Goethe-Institut Namibia Science and mathematics concepts combined with technology and engineering principles are revealed through the process of building and programming Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. STEM education creates innovative learners and enhances social entrepreneurship opportunities.

All participants will have the opportunity to earn a certificate by FESTO.

Participants will learn skills including:

  • Think independently
  • Identify problems and
  • Develop a prototype solution
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Practical leadership
Participants have the chance to think of and build their own creations through exploring basic electronics, sensors, motors and alternative energy sources. What is learnt at school can be applied practically in real situations involving the fundamentals of technology and engineering, and the principles of programming through fun activities with robots. Critical thinking is also important and participants will develop research skills when solving real problems.
Learners from 8 to 16-years of age can register with a once-off payment of 1600 NAD.

We offer three levels of robotics:
  • Level 1            Robotics & Engineering
  • Level 2            Robotics & Electronics
  • Level 3            Robotics & Industrial Automation
Each term we offer a level 1 course, while start of level 2 and 3 courses depend on the number of registrations.
All course takes place on Saturdays from 10h00 to 12h00 at the Goethe-Institut Namibia.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, groups are limited to a maximum of 12 children.

Download the form and register today. The third term for 2021 runs from 18 September till 06 November.