Steering for Greatness Foundation
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The world we live in today is fast changing and these changes are characterised by new levels of complexity and contradiction. These changes have placed a new demand on the role of education; education is expected to prepare individuals and communities with capabilities to adapt and respond to this increasing complexity. In most parts of Africa, education is based on rote learning with very little emphasis on relevance and real-life application. The current system lays little emphasis on 21st century skills such as design thinking and critical thinking, leadership, technology and entrepreneurial mindset. Empathy and innovation have become necessary tools in achieving sustainable development. Here’s where we come in. Steering for Greatness Foundation seeks to bridge this gap in conventional education by decentralising access to quality leadership, technology and entrepreneurial education in order to help young Africans (aged 13-19) tap into innovation and empathy in transforming their continent and the world at large. Our model is to teach, inspire, empower and connect African students to become innovative and empathetic leaders who apply design thinking to solve both social and economic challenges in their communities and world. We work with students from different backgrounds who have the following in common: Exceptional ability (not only academic) Willingness to learn and make a difference Demonstrated commitment to their communities