AIMS & OBJECTIVES

To stimulate interest in S&T centres.
To establish more S&T centres in rural areas.
To investigate and support mobile centres and transportable units. 
To stimulate ideas in the design of new exhibits
To hold regular workshops and meetings in different centres.
To evaluate the impact of S&T centres.
To establish contact with industry.
To establish links with international bodies.
To address the issue of funding.
To provide training in the management of S&T centres.
To encourage the sharing of resources.
To develop a national marketing strategy.
To provide a national network of information interchange between S&T centres.
To have a joint voice that is nationally recognized, to lobby government and industry.

Education
To promote S&T in schools.
To link S&T centres to the formal educations structure.
To stimulate interest in careers in S&T.
To encourage workshops and courses aimed at upgrading science teachers’ practical teaching skills.
To encourage the formation of science clubs.

The Community
To promote technology and the natural and physical science in general.
To ensure that S&T centres are linked to the broader community.
To promote S&T awareness and literacy.
To establish ‘S&T routes’ for school groups or tourists to visit.
To encourage visits from non-traditional visitors.

MISSION
To contribute to the improvement of life of Southern African nations by improving scientific knowledge and skills through the utilization of interactive living science and technology discovery centres (S&T centres).
To disseminate knowledge in science and technology to the public in general and the youth in particular through imaginative and enjoyable hands-on exhibits, displays and programmes, so that they can appreciate the relevance of science and technology in their daily lives.
To serve as a catalyst for our youth to develop their creativity and to nurture their interest in related fields.
To establish a centre of excellence and innovation in non-formal science education.
To provide satisfying careers for the S&T centre workforce.

VISION
To contribute to the improvement of life of Southern African nations by improving scientific knowledge and skills through the utilization of interactive living science and technology discovery centres (S&T centres).

 


SAASTEC is non-profit association incorporated under Section 21 of the Company’s Act of 1973.

Company Registration number: 2008/024977/08. SAASTEC is registered as a non-profit organisation.  NPO Registration number: 060-26-NPO. PBO No. 930 033 415