Bathabile Mpofu recently won a prestigious competition for entrepreneurs - the 2016 Total Startupper of the Year competition.
Mpofu is an MBA student at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
Mpofu’s project, Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, is a programme developed to deliver 52 physical science experiments in a box to leaners in high schools which will cost R699.
It gives leaners an opportunity to conduct physical science related practicals and demonstrations, through one fun filled experiment per week.
Our mission and vision is to improve the quality of science education in South Africa— Bathabile Mpofu, MBA student at the UCT Graduate School of Business
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Mpofu says the idea came about when she embarked on a mission to help high school learners with their science projects.
After some time she realised that their hard work was not yielding any fruits because learners did not remember any of the experiments after a few months.
We then decided to develop a kit to help young people interact with science concepts over a long period of time and hopefully help them understand how science is applied— Bathabile Mpofu, MBA student at the UCT Graduate School of Business
Mpofu beat 24 thousand other entrants to win the competition. She says she used the money she won to buy everything they need to put the kits together.
This kind of solution which we are providing is accessible to a whole lot people. The kit cost R699 and parents can also purchase it— Bathabile Mpofu, MBA student at the UCT Graduate School of Business