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Wednesday, 04 October 2017   (0 Comments)
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SAIMechE UKZN Student Chapter Chairperson, Michaela Geytenbeek, started Girl Cad. An initiative aimed at girls from grades 10-12, the programme teaches them technical drawing. She was assisted by UKZN student chapter committee member Lindelwa Dlamini, who was pivotal in the brainstorming of GirlCad. Realising that many girl schools’ do not offer technical drawing, Girl Cad was developed to help these girls gain first-hand experience of what would be expected when they reach university. This proves helpful for those wishing to pursue engineering studies. The lessons have been adapted from the first-year drawing module at UKZN, making it very relevant. As most students do not have access to drawing boards, the lessons are performed using CAD on the LAN computers at UKZN.

Michaela runs the programme on a voluntary basis. She approaches schools local to UKZN, presenting the opportunity to the students and encourages them to sign up. 

"Michaela is an exemplary Student Member, and her devotion to the UKZN student chapter and Institution is commendable " said Vaughan Rimbault (SAIMechE CEO).

"Through her efforts, Micheala has shown the profession that she possesses the qualities that we most value and recognise - vision, dedication, commitment and service to others. Well done Michaela."

Pictured here are some photos taken of students during the Girl Cad programmes.


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