A Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus on Woman Advancement in Technical Businesses
The Bunengi Group, through the visionary leadership of its Group CEO, Savannah Maziya, was an early proponent of the need to actively intervene and support the development of African women in technical and scientific fields.
Thus, the Bunengi Foundation was established in 2010 with the objective of recruiting, marshalling, and coalescing corporate support and funding and then directing it towards the specific application of providing a highly systemized, highly co-ordinated, personally mentored and fully funded career-path plan for carefully selected and academically deserving candidates – generally young black woman just prior to their graduation from high school and from a diversity of countries across the African Continent.
It continues to be one of the key missions of the Bunengi Group to continue this crucial work, and indeed to dramatically scale-up the capacity of the Bunengi Foundation to take-on an ever-increasing number of deserving candidates with the concomitant objective of growing the indigenous African technical and professional talent pool and to ensure that sufficient gender diversity is achieved.
BH have gone beyond the corporate cultural boundaries of Corporate Social Responsibility by establishing a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) in South Africa called the Bunengi Foundation. Whilst to many the understanding is to share profits with the communities around the business, our approach is to transform the lives of the communities around our business and those affected by our business.
The Bunengi Foundation is driven by the motto “Do Good. Have Fun. Transform Lives”. We deliver on our motto by giving back through sustainable development in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, with a focus on women.
- As a prominent women-empowerment business in Africa, we realise the importance of promoting self-sustainability initiatives in various sectors.
- We understand the need to grow with our communities, hence our commitment to teach and empower those close to our strategic intent.
Africa Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programme
The Bunengi Foundation initiated the ‘African First Ladies Discussion’ held alongside the UN General Assembly in New York. This is an annual event and premier forum for first ladies and business executives supporting the development of the African girl child in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The primary objectives of the Africa Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programme are to actively engage Africa’s political and business leadership in a discussion that serves to cultivate a better grasp of the social and economic imperatives of developing scientifically, mathematically and technologically competent human resources in Africa.
BH’s education intervention programmes operate in various parts of the world and in Africa’s poorest regions. This programme focuses on addressing the educational needs of the African girl to ensure that they are recognised and empowered.
The programme aims to:
- support rural, township and inner city disadvantaged learners in grasping and passing crucial subjects at a level that boosts the possibility of access to institutions of higher learning, and inevitably empowering them to pursue careers in highly technical and specialised fields.
- equip young female learners (who often are marginalised and vulnerable) with high school academic and life skills.
The intervention involves a comprehensive, integrated approach. Lessons cover six key subjects, including Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, English (First Additional Language), Mathematical Literacy and Natural Science. The lessons are delivered primarily through an electronic, audio-visual medium.
Bunengi Foundation uses the Crowd Machine application development platform to develop applications faster, easier and cost effectively. This gives businesses a competitive advantage by radically reducing development costs and accelerating the speed to market.
Crowd Machine are pioneering code free application development and are disrupting multi-trillion-dollar industries by providing a low-cost compute infrastructure platform. This facilitates the execution of decentralised apps and allows anyone to generate wealth through the technology decentralisation revolution.
Bunengi Foundation is looking for exciting projects staffed by knowledge experts who are looking for a partner to take their applications forward. We assist with the rapid development and deployment of projects, local market access, black economic empowerment strategies (if required) and capital.
We consider projects based on their merit and will work on fee-based remuneration or equity for either a capital investment and/or development work.