The Egazini project was an exciting extension to the Mobile Laboratory which ran during the course of 2007 offering a centrally located venue where learners were provided with materials and guidance to enable them to do project work.
Two rooms were rented in the Egazini Art Centre, located within easy walking distance of 6 of the 7 high schools serviced by the Mobile Science Lab. Here, learners were given all of the materials and tools which they needed to make polystyrene models which are now being used as educational tools in the classroom.
Learners worked in groups of four. Three schools are given the opportunity to send one group each every term. The learners were supervised and guided by members of the Mobile Science Lab staff. The centre was open to learners two afternoons a week and each group was given a total of 6 weeks in which to complete their projects. The completed models remain the property of their school.
The aim of this project which was to ensure that by the end of 2007 every biology classroom in Grahamstown East received a vibrant, useful and intellectual facelift, was successfully achieved.