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. 


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


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


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


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


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

Science Oases


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

Science Centre


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


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