Where you were born should not automatically determine the direction you go in your future. What matters is how you take the opportunities given to you to change the circumstances you were born in.
This was the vision that Uber South Africa had when it hosted a masterclass of over 100 Grade 10 and 11 maths and science learners from Soweto and Alexandra townships. Uber SA partnered with technology companies such as Gradesmatch, Technovera, WeThinCode and Wix.com, to help these students learn more about technology and the career opportunities within the field.
The main objective of the event was to expose the learners to a fun filled day, discussing innovation and technology and to help plant seeds in their great minds so that they too, regardless where they come from or their current circumstances, can see the possibility to achieve greatness in life.
“The students spent the day in interactive sessions learning about coding, solving everyday problems, learning about Uber and hearing about designing websites and APPS.”
Uber hopes to continue this initiative again next year, “Providing students insight into alternate career choices is a must. We hope to hold another Masterclass in 2017 to further educate learners on our fascinating industry,” concludes Yolisa Mashilwane, Head of Public Policy at Uber South Africa.