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History

Since 1996, 189747 learners from 7 provinces in South Africa received the opportunity to build an SUNSTEP electronics kit and turn it into a useful application for home, school or community use.  These learners experienced the joy of making a useful electronic device and at the same time learned to appreciate the underlying science, mathematics and technology that realises such a product.

These numbers indicate that SUNSTEP is probably one of the largest technology education intervention programmes in South Africa to date.

The following table summarise the number of learners that SUNSTEP has thus far reached every year in each province.
 

  WC KZN GP FS EC NW NC Total
1996 1600             1600
1997 2683 1650 7560         11893
1998 5213 2876 2397 150       10636
1999 4728 577 1197 930 150     7582
2000 4732 1738 1573 1933   1084   11060
2001 6947 4037 1457 1935   1636 60 16072
2002 9084 6256 1265 5365 900 1624 500 24994
2003 12079 7495 1059 6163 2515 2061 1950 33322
2004 9306 8800 390 4813  2156 2161 1400 29026
2005  8137  3500  300  3025  1328  2264  1120 19674
2006 7973 2340 339 340 2317 1100 0 14409
2007 4279 1250 250 750 2450 250 250 9479
 Total                189747

Table 1: The number of learners reached per year per province
WC = Western Cape; KZN = KwaZulu-Natal; GP = Gauteng; FS = Free State;
EC = Eastern Cape; NW = North West Province; NC = Northern Cape

 
 
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