Robotics & Coding

Robotics and coding skills are essential for 21st century students.
Find a robotics club near you, start one at your school or see our introductory workshops.

STEAM Invasion!

From one day to a whole week… check out our intense & hands-on in-school STEAM experiences.

Curious?

Curious DIY project kits have been designed for Gr 4 – 9 and plug into the Technology curriculum supporting CAPS outcomes.

Corporate Services

LEGO isn’t just for kids! Let us run a team-building event for your staff.
Holiday club for your children held at your office? Or sponsor a school and expose them to STEAM!

Consulting

We spend a lot of time in the best schools in Southern Africa. We’d love to share what we have learned to improve and integrate your school’s STEAM subjects.

This is JEFA!

 

JEFA (Junior Engineers for Africa) is a Joburg-based education organisation guided by the belief that people learn best through experience. We provide a range of educational products and services focusing on STEAM, robotics and coding, design thinking and integrated curriculum development.

JEFA takes a hands-on approach to learning and are specialists in providing the best solutions for engaging people of all ages.

JEFA (Junior Engineers for Africa) is a Joburg-based education organisation guided by the belief that people learn best through experience. We provide a range of educational products and services focusing on STEAM, robotics and coding, design thinking and integrated curriculum development.

JEFA takes a hands-on approach to learning and are specialists in providing the best solutions for engaging people of all ages.

JEFA’S HEART – STEAM INVASIONS

 

Continually growing, in 2018 JEFA exposed, engaged and inspired over 10 000 learners to the soft and hard skills needed for the 21st century world through our STEAM Invasions. An Invasion is an intense in-school experience that lasts up to a week-long, where the normal school timetable is collapsed and JEFA takes over! To our knowledge, no other organisation is able to provide a similar experience in the world! Read below some key features for our Invasions:

REACH

While based in Joburg, the JEFA Team travels extensively and is able to reach any school in Southern Africa, no matter how far or remote!

REACH

While based in Joburg, the JEFA Team travels extensively and is able to reach any school in Southern Africa, no matter how far or remote!

CAPACITY

From a class of 10 up to 1000 learners per day, the JEFA team can scale to meet your school’s capacity.

CAPACITY

From a class of 10 up to 1000 learners per day, the JEFA team can scale to meet your school’s capacity.

DIVERSE

We offer a selection of over 200 unique STEAM and Robotics workshops specially developed for each Grade from 000 to Grade 12.

ENGAGING

JEFA uses a broad range of teaching tools, primarily LEGO® Education products, to keep our workshops hands-on and engaging.

 

EMPOWERING

Participants generally work one person to a set and never share a set of equipment between more than two people.

DIVERSE

We offer a selection of over 200 unique STEAM and Robotics workshops specially developed for each Grade from 000 to Grade 12.

EMPOWERING

Participants generally work one person to a set and never share a set of equipment between more than two people.

ENGAGING

JEFA uses a broad range of teaching tools, primarily LEGO® Education products, to keep our workshops hands-on and engaging.

 

Relational

Workshops are facilitated by highly-trained and passionate JEFA staff. We work on an average facilitator to learner ratio of 1:10, less for younger learners.

Affordable

What drives us is our passion to share our knowledge – so we work hard to keep our prices to a minimum. The average full-day workshop costs only R180/learner.

 

Relational

Workshops are facilitated by highly-trained and passionate JEFA staff. We work on an average facilitator to learner ratio of 1:10, less for younger learners.

Affordable

What drives us is our passion to share our knowledge – so we work hard to keep our prices to a minimum. The average full-day workshop costs only R180/learner.

 

INVASION COURSES

Get your school invaded by our STEAM team from R180pp!

INVASION COURSES

Get your school invaded by our STEAM team from R180pp!

Invasions typically become yearly events that are eagerly anticipated by all. Each year the programme changes, so learners never do the same workshop twice. Some schools have had JEFA Invasions for over 8 years in a row and promise that they keep getting better! See what a typical Invasion looks like in the video below:

OTHER SERVICES

CONSULTING

JEFA works with many schools to enrich learning, and offers customized curricula, courses and programs.

CLASSES

Small-group robotics and coding courses, robotics club coaching as well as other special interest courses.

CORPORATE

For both employees (LEGO Robotics team-building!) and their children; in-office holiday clubs.

Testimonials

Auckland Prep

I have no hesitation in recommending JEFA to other schools and groups who wish to ignite a passion in the field of Engineering.

– Brenda Howden
Headmistress, Auckland Park Prep, Jhb

Kingswood College

To the entire JEFA team,
Thank you so much for coming and spending time with us at Kingswood. There was an excited “buzz” around the campus this week! Thank you for your energy and passion and for sharing your knowledge with the children. In their words; “it was awesome!”

– James & the entire Kingswood staff
Prep Headmaster, Kingswood College, Grahamstown

St John’s

The JEFA team are thoroughly professional, inspirational and have facilitated really positive programmes at St. John’s College over the past seven years.

– Anne Nettleton
Deputy Head, St. John’s College, Jhb

St. Stithian

I loved walking around the various activities, seeing the children engaged, interacting, learning and having fun. Thank you to your highly professional and effective team of facilitators and thank you for arranging such a superb day for us.

–  Director: Academic Administration
St. Stithian’s Girls’ Preparatory, Jhb