Equipping Educators with Robotics Skills: HCD Schools Program and World Robot Olympiad Launch in Northern Cape, South Africa

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The HCD schools program held a training as well as the World Robot Olympiad Northern Cape Provincial 2023 Season Launch on the 3-4 March 2023, hosted at Carnarvon High School, Carnarvon, Northern Cape. The aim of the training is to practically equip educators in robotics and to teach the basics of robotics in education (programming and technology at large) in terms of knowledge, skills, and values.

On the launch, it was to share necessary information regarding to the World Robot Olympiad competition and the preparation to participate in the competition. Schools, institutions as well as SARAO staff, that participated in the training were from:

1. Kimberley: Sol Plaatje University
2. Brandvlei: Brandvlei High & Brandvlei Primary
3. Fraserburg: Malherbe Human Intermediate
4. Williston: Nico Bekker Primary & Williston High
5. Van Wyksvlei: Van Wyksvlei Intermediate
6. Loxton: JJ Booysen Primary
7. Carnarvon: Carnarvon High & Carnarvon Primary
8. Secunda: Osizweni Sasol

SARAO/SKA Staff that are usually referees at the competition (Mechanical Engineering team, Stakeholder team, Telescope Maintenance team, IT team, Human Capital Development)