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IBM Client Innovation Centre in partnership with the NPO “A Team” would like to achieve the following objectives with the learners of Itirele Zenzele Comprehensive School

2.2.1. Increase the pass rate of Mathematics and Physical Science in grade 10 and 11 by providing extra tuition and individual attention from February to October 2018  which in turn will improve the quantity and quality of matric pass rates. December 2017 and January 2018 will be Planning Phase

2.2.2 Expose learners to positive role models who are leading careers within The ICT sector to stimulate inspiration during the period of tutoring and mentoring


2.2.3 Expose learners to a different environment which they are used to as Students will be transported from their school in Cosmos City to the IBM Client Center in 90 Grayston which is conducive to learning



Science,Technology, EngineeringandMath educationissomethingthatis criticallylackinginour nation’spublicschool systems. Inagloballycompetitiveeconomy, employersof all shapesandsizesare increasinglyseekingworkers skilled inscience,technology,engineering, andmath. Supplyis lowand demandishigh. Thereisamismatch betweenprojected futurejobs requiringtheseskills andthe projectedsupplyof qualifiedworkerstofill them.EngineeringforKids seeks tobeamajor partofthe solutionto this problembyfosteringtheseskills in youngchildren.

Ourvisionisforeverykid todiscoverwhatengineers doandexplorewhatopportunitiesareavailable to themin Science,Technology, EngineeringandMathfields.

Inspiring the Next Generationof Engineers

Engineering For Kidsbringsscience,technology,engineering, and math,to kidsages13to19ina fun and challenging way throughclasses,camps,clubs,and parties. Weareproud toinspire children tobuildon their natural curiosity by teaching engineering conceptsthrough handson learning. Engineering is,after all, oneof thefastestgrowing industriesintheworld!





Benefits of the Wellness Program


 Offer ALL children a well-rounded fitness program  Fight childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease and improve immune function  Enhance academics (research shows exercise helps the brain learn better)   Builds kids Self esteem and prepare the future generation to become regular exercisers  stronger muscles and bones  leaner & stronger bodies  less risk of becoming overweight  a lower chance of getting type 2 diabetes  lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels  a better outlook on life

Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, fit kids sleep better. They’re also better able to handle physical and emotional challenges — from running to catch a bus to studying for a test.


2. Activities We plan to organize three activities ― a talk, fitness training, nutrition session.  The aim of the wellness is to get students interested in playing sports.


 Gymnastics: Different routines to assist with flexibility of muscles, toning & conditioning  Aerobics: Improve fitness, improved heart rate, lowers body fat  Nutrition session: Teaching the kids the importance of eating healthy and benefits to their body


2.1  A talk


The A-Team  to organize a talk discussing the advantages of doing sports. Since this topic is beneficial to all students, we are sure that most students would love this talk. Also, we would invite some athletes to share with our students their experiences, successes and funny moments when doing sports.

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The Kiddies Olympics will be an annual event organized by A-team  ,Sports and Recreation to introduce basic physical development skills to toddlers as well as train Early Childhood Centre staff to encourage physical activity, basic sport development and achievement of development milestones. The children participate in:

—Ball throwing
—Ball kicking
—Ball dribbling
—Ring throwing
—Ball hopping


—Bean bag balancing

SObesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.[1] People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m2, with the range 25–30 kg/m2 defined as overweight.[1] Some East Asian countries use lower values.[8] Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases and conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis and depression.[2][3]

Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility.[1][4] A few cases are caused primarily by genesendocrine disordersmedications, or mental disorder.[9]The view that obese people eat little yet gain weight due to a slow metabolism is not medically supported.[10] On average, obese people have a greater energy expenditure than their normal counterparts due to the energy required to maintain an increased body mass.[10][11]

Obesity is mostly preventable through a combination of social changes and personal choices.[1] Changes to diet and exercising are the main treatments.[2] Diet quality can be improved by reducing the consumption of energy-dense foods, such as those high in fat or sugars, and by increasing the intake of dietary fiber.[1] Medications can be used, along with a suitable diet, to reduce appetite or decrease fat absorption.[5] If diet, exercise, and medication are not effective, a gastric balloon or surgery may be performed to reduce stomach volume or length of the intestines, leading to feeling full earlier or a reduced ability to absorb nutrients from food.[6][12]

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing rates in adults and children.[1][13] In 2015, 600 million adults (12%) and 100 million children were obese in 195 countries.[7] Obesity is more common in women than men.[1] Authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century.[14] Obesity is stigmatized in much of the modern world (particularly in the Western world), though it was seen as a symbol of wealth and fertility at other times in history and still is in some parts oan Antonio, Texas in particular is known as the third fattest city in the nation and 1 in 3 children is considered obese or overweight. 

Life expectancy for this generation is expected to be shorter than their parents.   


Life expectancy for this generation is expected to be shorter than their parents.   



Soccer is a non-profit organization that provides free soccer programs to the children in the East Boston neighborhood in Massachusetts. The programs use soccer as a vehicle to not only allow children to learn techniques, but also shape the children as a whole. The organization offers Spring, Summer, and Fall programs that helps develop children through soccer and teamwork. During the Spring 2015 program, the middle school boys’ and girls’ teams will participate in the city league, competing against other local teams. The organization holds an annual End of Season Banquet for families, children, and supporters, and a Craft Beer Tasting Fundraiser in the Spring