KAMPALA – Parents were all smiles as their children exhibited massive skills a few weeks after attending a holiday programme in the e2 Young Engineers educational solutions held on Friday at The Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kololo, Kampala.
Code named e2Young Engineers for children aged between four and 15 years, the project runs a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme designed in Israel.
Arinaitwe Rugyendo, programme’s Managing Director, said classes are focused on STEM, through fun and inspiring learning experience and that its curriculum is intended to nurture people who are going to live in the Fourth Generation.
“Our mission is to nurture problem solvers. You have seen how children have solved a problem in a few minutes. And we should all agree that the future of education is no longer about Cram work,” he said.
Rugyendo whose programme has been endorsed by Minister for Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of ICT among others told parents that the e² Young Engineers programme enables children to appreciate science, technology, engineering and mathematics principles at an early age.
He said at e² Young Engineers, they believe in supporting and helping parents realise that goal, by preparing their children for an evolving environment full of inventing, creating and initiating.
“Our STEM learning programmes start out teaching children fundamental scientific theories, and progress to advanced engineering and problem-solving topics as they move through our curricula,” Rugyendo said revealing that the driving aim of these programmes which are now spread in 46 countries around the world, is to nurture the next generation of scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs who will drive Uganda’s and the region’s future socio-economic transformation.
Rugyendo said the programme is going to disprove anyone who thinks girls can’t be scientists.
One of the children whose parents denied us authority to publish names said the programme is very easy and that with teamwork: “I learnt how to build a tractor.”
One of the parents whose two kid are part of the programme said he has seen the value for his money.
“I have been very surprised seeing children of six years explaining to us about the tractor, you have seen them telling us about Crane, speaking momentum and velocity. I think we should all support this,” the parent said.