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Mobile Laboratory brings science to learners in marginalised communities

Mobile Laboratory brings science to learners in marginalised communities

The Brand and Marketing Manager of local long term insurer Hollar Life, Henriette Crouse joined forces earlier this month with Rössing Foundation Director, Job Tjiho to cement the relationship between the two institutions to boost the foundation’s efforts for improved science education at schools where there are no laboratories.

Hollard Life announced it is partnering the foundation to support its Mobile Laboratory outreach project to reach communities who do not have access to mainstream scientific education. Hollard made a substantial contribution to the outreach project and it also insures the van housing the mobile laboratory against any unforeseen events that may impede its continuing operation.

During the first four months of this year the Rössing Mobile Laboratory has visited 10 schools, reached 159 teachers and almost 4500 learners. The Mobile Laboratory takes science to the children, teaching them about scientific experiments, the application of technology, and giving them the opportunity, for the first time in their lives, to conduct their own experiments.

The Rössing Foundation also works to improve general living standards so that disadvantaged children have more opportunities to learn about science. Taking the laboratory to the children of marginalised communities is the main motive for the Mobile Laboratory.

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