The African Science Truck Experience

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71 Margravine Gardens,
London,
W6 8RN

Phone
07861464201

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Charity number
1147251

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We improve practical science education for students in Uganda using a mobile laboratory.

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What’s the problem?

  • Science education in Uganda is very poor and in 2011 nearly 75% of students failed their chemistry and biology O-Levels
  • Schools have very little science equipment, so many students do not even see a test tube before taking their practical exams.
  • Science teaching is old-fashioned and relies on students learning lists of facts by heart… so they quickly lose interest.
  • There is a vicious cycle of poor education because many teachers are themselves poorly educated.
  • Without scientists, engineers or doctors, Uganda cannot hope to develop into a prosperous country.

What does TASTE do?

  • We provide a mobile science lab which regularly visits schools across Lwengo District, Uganda, allowing thousands of students to carry out 9 experiments each year.
  • We teach exciting, hands-on science lessons to illustrate theories, instruct students in practical skills, and inspire them to pursue careers in science, medicine or engineering.
  • In all lessons there is an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and other transferable skills.
  • We empower teachers to run practical lessons by holding training events at the start of each term.
  • During school holidays we travel around Uganda and show teachers how to run practical lessons with minimal resources—indirectly widening our impact to thousands of students.

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