BRAIN WAVES DEVELOPMENT(BWD)
Brain waves development (BWD) is a non-profit organisation that focuses on educational initiatives that are conducted in service to the previously disadvantaged African young learners in the public schooling sector at no cost. This affords them the opportunity to engage and interact with the field of Science physically and helps put the classroom curriculum in perspective relative to socio-economic challenges faced in the various communities. .
With such initiatives, we aim to spread the knowledge, excitement and interest of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to spark innovation and develop young black scientists who are able to identify a problem in their community, analyse data, find solutions and be able to communicate their findings effectively. .
We aim to engage the public in a celebration of our local Science community, and the way STEM helps us to better understand our and improve our world. Here we give emphasis to hands-on, enquiry-based activities, and participation in field experiences.
We also offer the industry the opportunity to interact and connect with our future scientists by showcasing various exhibitions, specialists conducting demonstrations /experiments, and speakers from various fields talking about relevant scientific topics to the community.
This flagship project takes Science from leaders in the STEM industry in the form of laboratories, universities and research institutions and places it in the heart of township and rural communities in South Africa. Termed “Loxion Science”, it creates an interactive space between inhabitants of township and rural communities and the world of Science.
• Engage the public with all aspects of STEM
• Strengthen connections between Science and society
• To popularise Science to the disadvantaged township and rural communities.
• To serve as a vehicle for showcasing local innovations in Science and Technology.
• To make STEM appealing to learners, such that they consider Science and Technology (SET) as preferable career options to celebrate and inspire curiosity
• To popularise STEM as attractive, stimulating, exciting and relevant to daily life and also show how it can benefit a community as a whole.
• Provide opportunities for interactions between STEM professionals and the public.
• Create a greater awareness of the Science & Technology and educational assets to our community.
Meet Our Team
Lesego S. Masethe
Founder and exercutive director of Brain waves development. A journalism graduate who is currently doing a Masters degree in Sustainable development in the sciences. Started her career as a freelance journalist focusing on investigative journalism and has now redirected her passion to science and technology as a science journalist/communicator for the South African Agency for science and technology advancement. " My experience as a Journalist is what has led me on a journey to empower previously disadvantaged communities by creating and maintaining sustainable legacy projects that will nurture a generation of young people who will not only function in their community but a generation that will be able to sit around a table with other world leaders and discuss solutions that will help change the world for the better.".
Precious Tshabalala age 20 Computer specialist , journalism and media student. My passion for community development and communication skills embodies the core values of Brain Waves Development. As the Director/Reporter of this organization “I am keen on learning from the communities we work with and also to grow with them as we help each other. The best part about my job is that I get to tell stories and cover exciting moments. I love to compare my love for news with that of a cow gazing , when it suddenly hears a sound it lifts it’s head up to see what happening around it and that’s where I come in and report
Koketso Happiness Tshehla
Koketso Happiness Tshehla 26 years old from Mamelodi Gardens Pretoria, " I am a journalism graduate. I love the power and impact of social media, good or bad it's impact change be felt through all corners of the world this is some of the reasons I love working for BrainWaves Development as their social media officer/ secretary and director. I love giving my all in any given space which allows me the ability to learn from and teach others..