The Science Buskers, a program of the Science House for African Youth (SHAY) Institute, is a champion for science dedicated to expanding effective STEM education, scientific curiosity, and scientific research and innovation in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.

path to a brighter future

Through our science and innovation competitions, STEM education programs, science circuses and festivals, we are equipping children with the inspiration, mindsets, curiosity and skills to prepare them for a brighter future. 

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Our 2018 Community Innovation Award recipient, MacDonald Chirara, illumination rural homes with electricity from household waste.

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For the first time in history, a minor planet has been named after a Zimbabwean. That Zimbabwean is non other than Pelagia Majoni, our young scientist who created a battery from potato paster and corn flour.

Creating access and opportunities

Africa Science Buskers Festival

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The Africa Science Buskers Festival is an annual science communication celebration that brings together over 500 students and teachers from African countries. 

Zimbabwe Science Fair

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The Zimbabwe Science Fair is Zimbabwe's most prestigious science research competition for the country's best and brightest young scientists in primary and high schools.

Science Circus

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The Science Circus is a travelling exhibition taking extraordinary, fun and entertaining science demonstrations to schools and public places using everyday materials.

Science Oases

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Mini-science centres in schools and communities serving as sustainable and interactive centres for self and informal science learning.

Science Centre

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A partnership with the University of Zimbabwe. The Science Centre is being developed in the Faculty of Science at the University of Zimbabwe to serve a centre for the public awareness of science.

Science and Tech Bootcamps

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Highly immersive and hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics camps in collaboration with Noor Academy.