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 1 500 NAD.
Courses are limited to 15 participants and are held on Saturdays in the Goethe-Institut Namibia Library from 10h00 to 12h00.
Download the the form and register. The fisrt round for 2020 runs from 01 February till 04 April.