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What we do
We manufacture and supply science kits for use by high school learners at home for hands on experience and engagement to improve science understanding and performance.
We also perform science experiments at schools. Our aim is show that science is cool, not scary. The experiments are presented in an interesting, professional manner and presented with a dash of humour.
Each demo links the science learned in class, the “wow” factor of the demo and the application of the science in real life. We also encourage learners to ask questions and find out how things are made, how they work and how they can be improved upon. We believe that knowledge and understanding are the building blocks of innovation. The knowledge and understanding will lead to a skilled labour force and innovation allow individuals to come up with solutions (in a form of goods and services) and start their own business.
Bathabile Mpofu Responsible for Operations & MarketingGraduated with BSc Honours in Chemistry from UKZN. A registered scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. Worked at a university as a laboratory technician for 5 years before working in an organisation that provides resources: financial, business and technical assistance to entrepreneurs in science. In that organisation she worked as a Research Scientist, where she helped entrepreneurs develop their products. She later went on to obtain a PDBA at UCT in 2013. She’s currently studying towards a MBA on a modular basis through UCT. Her daily responsibilities include design of experiments and kits and perform demonstrations at schools.
Roderick Mpofu Responsible for Operations and Supply Chain Management He graduated with a B. Tech in Business Management. He is currently the General Manager/Director of a global company that imports, exports and distributes chemicals. Roderick’s responsibilities include the initial funding of the operations of the business as well as sales and distribution of the kits.
To demonstrate and relate science experiments to application in life in a fun and interesting manner
To improve the quality of science education in South Africa through the application of Scientific knowledge
We perform science experiments at schools. Our aim is show that science is cool, not scary. The experiments are presented in an interesting, professional manner and presented with a dash of humour.
Do you want access to quality science education at a fair price? Every child should make a career decision after having gone through the ChemStart Kit. If you want to be adequately prepared for tertiary science education