International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Silindokuhle Mbonane Ideas Activities

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Email
    Tel 0738022091
  • Sector:

    Primary or Secondary Education
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I have loved chemistry from a young age and to finaly have an opportunity to study a BSc in Chemistry was a dream come true for me. To most people studying chemistry makes no sense as they regard this field as difficult and this mentality makes most of our learners stay away from chemistry and not understand it and its relevence in our world today.

This is going to be an excellent tool to influence and make people of all ages and backgrounds aware of the role that chemistry plays in our daily lives and how it is used to come up with solutions to the many problems we face such as energy, and may others.

I cannot wait to make an impact around me and hopefully many mo of our learners will take up chemistry at tertiary.