Welcome to Sakhikamva Foundation
Building a future
Based in Cape Town, Sakhikamva Foundation is a registered non–profit organization involved in aviation awareness and skills development for the youth and children in the aerospace industry.
The Foundation believes that the future of South African aerospace industry is anchored with the country’s highly talented youth, its mission being to identify and develop this talent in ensuring that a solid foundation is laid to feed the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pipeline. It prides itself in building a future with the youth of South Africa and sets out to achieve its mission by hosting several programs and outreach projects each year. Come on board and join one of our exciting programmes.
The STREAM Laboratory is an interactive space where young minds can develop critical 21st century skills, tinker and explore everything STEM encompasses. The Laboratory has designated areas and themes such as the space lab, robotics lab, design studio equipped with 3D printers, flight simulators, host to a range of activities, school visits and STEM Clubs such as:
- The World Robot Olympiad practice sessions (each laboratory hosts about teams that enter this international competition)
- The FIRST® Tech Challenge Teams meeting place
- FIRST® Lego League hub for teams
- Host to the Exolab experiment in partnership with the International Space Station
- Aviation and Space Clubs
- Talks by local and international STEM role models such as NASA Astronauts
The STREAM Laboratory is a hive of activity where continuous learning takes place and grants youth and children opportunities to explore STEM activities with various resources available.
Our STREAM Laboratories
Cape Academy of Mathematics Science and Technology
The first laboratory of its kind built in South Africa which also houses a life-sized aircraft as shown in the video.
The incredible transformation of a classroom built into an aircraft.
Get Ahead College
Our first of 3 STREAM Laboratory collaborations with Software AG.
Home to the award winning SYRE Robotics Team. This lab also features a space lab as well as a robotics lab.
Silverlea Primary School
This STREAM Laboratory is the first to be launched at a primary school and is the only space lab where robotics is introduced to the children.
Heatherlands High School
Our first fully fledged Drone Lab and also served as the first establishment of its kind on the Garden Route.
Floreat Primary School
The first STREAM Laboratory collaboration with the Prescient Foundation, established in a traditionally resource-deprived community.
Vooruitsig Intermediate School
Our 3rd collaboration with Software AG and the first STREAM Laboratory in the Northern Cape.
Heideveld High School
2023’s academic year kicked off on a high note for Heideveld High School with their new STREAM Laboratory. The laboratory is home to High Voltage FIRST® Tech Challenge Team.
Our journey with goIT started in 2020, in Komani Queenstown, since its inception we have reached over 6000 learners and teachers nation-wide. The vision of the golT program (sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services) is to strengthen communities today by empowering the digital innovators of tomorrow. This is done by demystifying Computer Science, practice Designing Thinking by means of an App Development assignment. Students then display their skills by working on a group pitch, presented to a panel of judges.
Paper Jet Challenge
FIRST® Tech Challenge
We have 4 robotics teams part-taking in the FIRST® Tech Challenge, award winning team Astrovo (Cape Academy of Mathematics Science and Technology), award winning team SYRE Robotics Team (Goodwood College), rookie teams Galactic Einsteins and High Voltage. Learners are taught to think like engineers. Teams design, build, and code robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. Robots are built from a reusable platform, powered by Android technology, and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. The Challenge also incorporates community outreach, fundraising and places emphasis on the Design Thinking Process documented in an “Engineering notebook”.
FIRST® Lego League
FIRST® Lego League is another competition by FIRST® Robotics, this competition is usually guided by the Sustainable Development Goals and learners aged 4 to 16 years old are tasked to complete missions with their robot hosted annually.
World Robot Olympiad
World Robot Olympiad (WRO)
is an event combining STEM and robotics with the intention of bringing young people from all over South Africa to improve their creativity and problem-solving skills by using visual coding (Blockly).
Robotics kits such as Lego’s Spike Prime are usually the preferred choice equipment for learners to build their robot.
Donate to the Foundation
First National Bank
Account No: 62517427870
Branch Code: 260231