Smart kids aged 11-16 from schools throughout the region will be joining in an interactive workshop at the Nelson Mandela Science Centre on 27 – 28 October as Nickelodeon and ABSA challenge kids to get in touch with their inner geniuses.
Commented Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon, Africa, “We are very excited to be here in the Eastern Cape, and to be bringing Nickelodeon’s Genius to the wizkids of PE. We are expecting a colourful, loud, exciting and fun-packed 2 days with our contestants.”
All the participants will enjoy a challenging two days, where they will have to complete a variety of challenges including maths quizzes, experiments and problem solving tasks. Time will be their biggest enemy, as the trios of bright young teens and pre-teens go head-to-head in mind bending battles of wits and smarts.
“We want to start educating the youth of South Africa and other young people about managing their finances, from an early age. This is a great initiative to involve the youth in a fun and interactive way that ultimately lays a positive foundation for understanding the way money works and making it work for them” says Yolande Steward General Marketing Manager for Retail Banking at ABSA.
At the end of the 2 days, two teams from EC will make it through to the Nickelodeon Genius TV series, where they they will go up against teams from all over South Africa. The two qualifying teams will each win a R50, 000 ABSA MegaU account and R10, 000 worth of books from Cambridge Publishing.
Nickelodeon’s Genius is powered by ABSA MegaU, and supported by the Government’s Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The ultimate winners will receive a R100,000 ABSA MegaU account for each member of the winning team and an unforgettable visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA – where they will eat lunch with a real, live astronaut – and a trip to Universal Studios! The winning schools will receive books and educational material worth R 30,000, courtesy of Cambridge Publishing.