For the first MAKERS & SHAKERS of the “Greater Good” Collection 2019 we wanted to create an opportunity for social entrepreneurs, techies and makers who are purpose driven enterprises – the ones who truly place significance and meaning at the centre of their business. Purpose driven businesses are the future world if we want to be sustainable, develop thriving circular economies and confidently add value to the future world of business, our environments and society at large.
These MAKERS & SHAKERS are using their creative, innovative and entrepreneurial skills to create change and impact in sectors like education, our environments or in society. We are highlighting small medium and micro enterprises who put all their efforts and skills towards making a difference in the world we live in.
Join us at the ODA Family Makers Weekend on 19-20 October to meet and engage with our MAKERS AND SHAKERS and find out what, why and how they do what they do.
MAKERS & SHAKERS COLLECTION 2019 includes:
A VIRTUAL CLASS ROOM EXPERIENCE – INTEGRATING CREATIVE PLAY USING TECH AND INNOVATION TO ADD VALUE TO THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Sisanda Tech is a virtual science lab. “ST is a learning company that uses augmented reality to enhance learning experiences in a class room. We are currently in the development phase of setting up a virtual science lab called Si Realities that will allow learners to perform the science experiments using the camera of smartphone or tablet together with our special SICU (puzzled wooden box) and Si Tee (Interactive T-shirt). How it works? learners/teachers/parents can download our Si realities apps from google Playstore (names of apps: Periodie, SiSpace, Sitee) and Apple App Store (Sitee). Once the app is downloaded and launched the user can select the experiment they want to perform. App will switch into the camera mode, Use the camera to scan SICU or Sitee. Once Scanning is Complete, Virtual content will be overlaid on top of the cube”
Watch video on his interactive T-Shirt
Afromation, founded in 2018 is a team of innovative and creative thinkers who like to explore alternative ways to tackle issues youth faces in South Africa. They produce a photo story comic for youth and by youth to express themselves and connect with others.
“We look at things with a different perspective and a fresh approach even if it means to challenge norms and break taboos. Our comic will be available online and in print and will provide a platform for youth between 15 and 24 years to express themselves and tell their own stories. They will learn from each other, reflect on their own situation and find affirmation and ultimately feel less alone. We are currently testing our first prototype. JOIN US! We would love to grow the Afromation12 community! See you there”.
Maker School aims to bring Tools, Projects and Expertise of the Maker Station and other makerspaces to STEAM education in South Africa and beyond. “We believe STEAM Education is the only way to develop a future generation that’s equipped with the right skill sets that will enable them to thrive in the future”. Pay them a visit on 19-20 October at the
In addition to the Makers School being part of the MAKERS & SHAKERS Collection they will also offer 4 different workshops at the ODA’s Workshop zone at the Castle as part of the ODA Family Makers Weekend. Essential to book tickets if you don’t want to miss out. FOR BOOKINGS AND MORE DETAILS GO HERE
LEARN HOW TO FLY A DRONE, CODE AND BUILD WORKSHOPS ON SITE More details HERE
“Our mission is to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) within the manned aviation airspace through meaningful and effective educational mediums, commercial and non-commercial drone services. Inspire Africa Group focuses on expanding exposure and experience of 4th Industrial Revolution disruptive technologies in STEAM education, drone industry education and skills development, activations in corporations and product launches, sport events and various other life-style activities. We have also developed the S.T.E.A.M. Drone coding curriculum. It is now a well-known fact that South African students and learners in general are sorely lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics. Inspire Africa has a programme that brings STEAM alive through the application of these in a curriculum that takes them on a journey of discovery in design, programming, operation and evaluation; a tangible experience of STEAM that will leave them with a core skill and a greater understanding of the role and value of these disciplines, along with an appreciation and knowledge of how they can be applied. Whilst having great fun doing it”.
LANCE CHURCHMAN – 3D TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE
3D Printing has grown exponentially over the past few years, making the technology much more affordable for the average consumer. The future is full of technological advances and 3d printing will help us get there even faster. It is obvious to see that 3d printing will revolutionize the technical world around us, and open a brand new world of limitless creation and productivity.
3D Technology is all about additive manufacturing and making it easy for the average person to do 3D printing in their own office or home. We provide extensive expertise on 3D printing, we also provide a printing service and sell 3D printers.
5 Exhibitors selected from the IMPACT MAKERS & CREATORS: DICE – Developing Inclusive Creative Economies.
ANNEL MASONDO FROM DeeBee SHOES
DeeBee Shoes manufacture and sell handcrafted shoes.
LUNGILE LEBOGANG MABOE FROM POSITIVE VIBRATION (ARTS FOUNDATION OF HOPE)
FEATURED BY GLOBAL CITIZEN
Positive Vibrations functions in 4 interconnected programmes: School@Artwork, After School Programme, Saturday Arts Academy, Holiday Programme, where we focus on performing arts and training. Positive Vibrations celebrates all Public Holidays in the South African Calendar that marks our journey and achievements of our country – for example our Heritage Month celebrations in September where we take work to the streets and present the Street Art festival during celebrating heritage month reviving our culture through language, storytelling, music, dance, drama, Visual Arts, Conversations, Books and African attire fashion Show. PV was established in 2010 and aims at filling the gap in arts education. They hosts up to 250 learners each year, between the ages of 4 and 24. They are guided by the foundation of the South African Constitution from the Basic Provisions of the Constitution to the Bill of Rights and the Chapter 9 institutions, children’s universal rights and working on the values and vision of the National Development Plan (NDP) a vision that aims to promote quality standards of fellow South Africans, the Oral History of South Africa, an Outreach Programme campaign the Little Golden Rules that educates citizens about keeping and taking good care of the Environment, Road Safety, Saving Water and Energy. They also do road shows that promote good citizenship, which defines a responsible and accountable society, the concept of: from “passport to patriotism” which is their flagship project that aims to empower civilians with the images and aspirations of a better South Africa by preserving our heritage, identity, historical backgrounds, and recognising our national symbols and creates a culture of appreciation in a patriotic attitude. They also have a Maths and Technology stage Production that greatly displays importance of these major subjects and encourages learners to enjoy and aspire to be scientists by creating a platform of understanding, and excellency where they introduce the concept of creating innovative design. Experts Lungile Maboe and Zandisile Dyantyi facilitate all workshops. Visit them on 19-20 October to find out more.
BULELWA BASSE FROM BULELWA BASSE SERVICES (Pty) Ltd
Find Bulelwa’s Biography HERE
Bulelwa Basse Services (Pty) Ltd is a public personality brand (entity), which extends communications and entertainment packages to the Public & Private Sector, as well as Civil Society.
Bulelwa Basse Services (Pty) Ltd has a social responsibility component, through the following organisations: Lyrical Base Project (NPO) – Founded in 2006, seeks to elevate the profiles of writers and performing artists within South Africa, through community publishing projects and showcase platforms at corporate, government and community events. Sisters in Solidarity South Africa (NPO) – Founded in 2012, is a women empowerment organisation, which enables women’s businesses (SMMEs) and organisations (NPO), by helping to legitimise them as legal entities, through company registration, compliance, providing access to market and aligning them with relevant business regulatory bodies. Bulelwa Basse Services (Pty) Ltd prides itself in the notion, that: Africa is a reservoir of wealth within itself, where the focus of its core business values is centred on providing both business and socio-economic solutions to South Africa’s unique challenges.
ORINEA TSHIVHENGA FROM ZABANTU
Experience exquisite Afrikan Fashion! And if you love it as much as we do, be ready to take a few of your favourites back home!
Zabantu has availed itself for the growing global excitement for African fashion creativity and for the ability to buy fashion pieces directly from designers in Africa. The marketplace platform creates awareness for African fashion, ensuring millions of African designers and African brands to seize the local African market and penetrate the global market through online oriented Sales.
RENEE DE SOUSA FROM KHAYELITSHA COOKIES
Khayelitsha Cookies creates employment by employing previously unemployed ladies mainly from Khayelitsha and surrounding Western Cape poverty-stricken areas. The ladies are trained to hand bake and hand pack our delicious cookies, Brownies & Cheese Straws in our Food Safety accredited factory situated in Beaconvale, Parow By doing this we reduce unemployment and provide the ladies with a sense of well-deserved dignity, and put them in a position to provide for up to 5 dependents with the income they earn. Our cookies are then sold to various sectors such as Hospitality, Schools, Hospitals, Offices, Retail stores.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
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PARKLANDS COLLEGE DESIGN EDUCATION
The expo will consists of a treasure chest of ideas learners at Parklands have come up with, to address real world problems through the use of creative problem solving skills.
THEY CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS WITH YOU!
This school has identified Design and Design Thinking as a key ingredient for the future. Design has been integrated into different spheres of teaching and education across the curricular in schools.
Parklands College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021. The College believes that ubiquitous access to technology enables educators and learners to seamlessly integrate innovative digital tools into learning and teaching. Upon entering the College, the Apple 1:1 programme allows each child’s device to become a personalised learning platform that promotes the development of 21st century skills through authentic learning experiences.
The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programmes that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE…
The learners are excited to share their work with you and take you on a journey of how they came up with their ideas. The work relates to creating awareness for our precious oceans, addressing environmental concerns and the valuable contribution of 3D printing.
ONE OF THE PROJECTS ON EXPO: COLLABORATING WITH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
One of the projects involves a non-profit organization called Plantastic who has approached Parklands College with an idea to collaborate and take hands with design learners to come up with a creative endeavour to tell the story of each plantagle designed and made by them. Design learners were challenged to come up with a design that could communicate information regarding the process involved with the manufacturing of each plantangle. They have designed their unique ideas in software on devices and then it was 3D printed. The material used for 3D printing is PLA, which is manufactured from sugarcane and biodegradable. The design is attached to each plantagle and takes the user to a site, where information is shared and educates the wearer on the path the plantagle have been through into its existence.
Plantastic supports the Two Oceans Aquarium Conservation Trust which provides funding for the aquarium’s Turtle Rehabilitation Project. This experience has served as a valuable learning curve for design learners into real world problem solving and stretching their creative muscles coming up with creative problem solving strategies. They have learned about their social and environmental responsibility making way for future generations.
COME MINGLE, SHARE AND LEARN FROM OUR MAKERS & SHAKERS!
SEE YOU ALL ON 19-20 OCTOBER, ODA FAMILY MAKERS WEEKEND