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Gwango Schools Initiative (GSI)

The Gwango Schools Initiative (GSI) enables students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We believe in the transforming power of education and the supportive role of travel philanthropy for a destination´s community development.  We believe that all education improves lives and encourages respect for the natural world and the use of its resources.

GSI STEM Teacher Workshops
Workshop Dates  | STEM Teacher Resources & Subject Experts
  Gwango STEM Teacher Workshops are impactful 3-day professional development, activity-based programs for teams composed of teachers from secondary schools and high schools in Zimbabwe.

Our process of training STEM teachers is customized specifically for the schools. The current goal is to develop lesson plans for local area GSI schools, to ensure that teachers at every school will be teaching STEM topics concurrently.
GSI STEM Schools Competition
Competition Details  | Application dates to be announced
  The Gwango STEM Schools Competition inspires ambitious students to make their communities better with science and engineering

The competition gives students the opportunity to implement community projects and potentially create a source of income for themselves.
GSI STEM Career Day
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  Headmasters from secondary schools in the area surrounding Hwange National Park join Gwango in hosting a GSI STEM Career Day.  Students aged 13-15 years-old benefit from a day of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exploration and career guidance. Teachers from local schools also attend the event.

The goal of the GSI STEM Career Day is to inspire students to learn about STEM, get excited about STEM and pursue a STEM related career.
Along with wildlife conservation, education is the single most important aspect of Gwango's commitment to sustainability. GSI was created in partnership with local area school Head masters and community leaders.