The Generation Science Youth Month Campaign, in its second phase, remains dedicated to cultivating future science leaders
On 26 June, the second phase of the Generation Science job shadowing program took place, in collaboration with Stellenbosch University’s Department of Biomedical Sciences and the SAMRC Centre for Tuberculosis Research. The initiative, which was initially launched in 2022 by Corporate and Marketing Communications and Human Resources, aimed to expand its scope this year by providing more comprehensive assistance to various units. The goal was to enhance the skills and capabilities of learners while also extending the program’s reach to include the Durban region.
Gen S aims to motivate and empower the upcoming generation of scientists by actively involving them in the day-to-day activities of our staff. To achieve this, we extended invitations to scholars from various schools within the Western Cape region. The program’s first cohort in Cape Town consisted of 46 learners from Grades 10-12. Our initiative mainly operates in line with the 2023 National Youth Day and Youth Month, which is celebrated under the theme of “Accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future.”
Through this alignment, we engage learners and expose them to the numerous opportunities available within the field of science, especially at the SAMRC. Additionally, we highlight our commitment as the SAMRC to positively impact the lives of all South Africans by improving their health and addressing the challenges faced by our country.