What we do, and why we do it…

The Purple Future Trust uses STEM education to empower women and children by providing them with the resources, mentorship and training they need to develop their skills and confidence in the subject. Through our programs, we offer learners the chance to experiment with science and robotics kits, learn hardware assembly as well as software programming. In addition, our programs feature interactive activities to help strengthen their problem-solving skills. By engaging learners in this way, we hope to help them use STEM education as a tool to make a positive impact in their lives and the lives of others.

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Annual STEM Workshops

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STEM kits given out

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Girls Inspired

The Facts…

  • The number of women in STEM fields across theĀ  African continent is still significantly lower than their male counterparts.
  • Furthermore, only 20% of African women are involved in engineering, manufacturing, and construction, and less than 1% are involved in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) reports that women only make up 18% of the STEM workforce, and that there is a 20% gender pay gap in the STEM sector.
  • Additionally, Blacks are underrepresented in STEM fields, with only 8.4% of undergraduate students enrolled in STEM-related degrees in sub-Saharan Africa, and a mere 2.6% of postgraduate students enrolled in STEM-related degrees.
  • In Zimbabwe, there is a need to bring more students into the STEM fields.
  • Currently, only 5.8% of students are enrolled in STEM-related degrees, and the country has one of the lowest proportions of female students enrolled in STEM-related degrees in sub-Saharan Africa, at just 2.3%. Furthermore, the World Economic Forum (WEF) reports that only 8.3% of the STEM workforce in Zimbabwe is female.
The Future is Purple!

We have partnered with various organizations from around the globe to help provide the necessary resources, mentorship and training for our beneficiaries. Our programs are designed to ensure that learners are able to apply their knowledge in everyday life, as well as develop their problem-solving skills through interactive activities. Our ultimate goal is to help empower women and children to use STEM education as a tool for their future success.

Purple Early Engineering Kit (PEEK)

The PEEK kit is an interactive and hands-on educational tool designed to help learners explore the subject of engineering and physical computing. It includes a range of components such as sensors, LEDs, resistors, capacitors, transistors, and more. Additionally, the kit comes with a USB stick or memory card containing code files, diagrams, and other helpful material. The PEEK kit is designed to help learners develop their problem-solving skills and foster their creativity. Through the interactive activities in the kit, learners can learn about electronics basics, soldering techniques, bread-boarding, troubleshooting, programming with Arduino, and more. The manual also includes lessons on debugging and troubleshooting, so that learners can learn how to identify and solve problems they may encounter.

The benefits of using the PEEK kit are numerous. By using the PEEK kit, learners can gain a better understanding of engineering and physical computing, which can help them solve various problems. Additionally, the kit encourages creative thinking and problem-solving, which can help learners come up with innovative solutions to various challenges.

Finally, the PEEK kit can help learners develop their communication and collaboration skills as they work together to create interactive physical systems. Furthermore, the PEEK can be used to create automated systems that can monitor food production and distribution, ensuring that food is distributed to those who need it most.

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