YOUNG ENGINEERS UGANDA LAUNCHES SCIENCE CAMP, WEEKEND & HOLIDAY PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
By Allen Nanyonjo
The e2 Young Engineers Uganda, an Israeli designed educational enrichment program for children, has announced three upcoming programs for children.
The program which teaches practical skills to children in the field of Science Technology Engineering and Math using the world acclaimed LEGO equipment from Apple, has announced a special Christmas package for children aged between 4 and 15 years with a special focus on P.7 leavers.
The Managing Director, Young Engineers Uganda, Mr. Arinaitwe Rugyendo, told this website yesterday that the aim is to train and prepare children at an early age to gain competencies in problem solving, creativity, independent thinking, innovation, teamwork, entrepreneurship and appreciate Science and Technology at an early age.
Rugyendo said the first package is a Christmas package dubbed ‘Bricksmas Science and Tech Camp’ to run daily from December 17th to December 21st.
“Children in this camp will be participate in a variety of Israeli- designed activities classified in four themes of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM),” Rugyendo said.
He added that the second optional offer is the weekend program which is an accelerated program that lasts a child one year before progressing to the next stage.
“The weekend program has 12 intakes and we are are now recruiting for the January intake. Each intake lasts one year. Our aim is to meaningfully engage children while their parents are busy with weekend engagements. We are not a bouncing castle or a cartoon network. We are a practical solution for early years and teens in line with the government policy on Early Childhood Education,” Rugyendo added.
He revealed further that the third package is the Holiday Program dubbed the ‘Children Innovation and Creativity Holiday Programme.’
Starting on 7th January 2019 and ending on January 25th 2019, the program is meant engage the children during the holiday as they prepare for their first term in February 2019.
Rugyendo emphasized that parents can choose to enroll for all the three programs which are taught at different but convenient intervals or choose which one is convenient for them by looking at the three adverts below this story and calling the lines provided.
He said the company now has four centers to enable parental convenience and drop off.
The centers are Little Petals Nursery SCHOOL in Naalya, St Augustine University in Bunga, Padre Pio House Lumumba Avenue, 4th Floor and Royal Palm Nursery & Primary School in Mukono, off Seeta- Bukerere Road.
He said parents can enroll their children by visiting the website www.westkampala.
youngengineers.ug or www.youngengineers.ug and fill an electronic form or call the lines provided on the adverts below.
Alternatively, parents can visit and inquire from the program’s social media accounts as provided:
Facebook: Young Engineers Kampala Uganda
*The Key Stages and their Age Category:*
1. Big Builders (Age 4-6)
2. LEGO Challenge (6-8)
3. GaliLego (8-10)
4. Robbo LEGO (10-12)
5. Robbotics & Software Engineering.
Rugyendo revealed that the driving aim of these programs 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.