Welcome to Community engagement
Unisa Community Engagement and Outreach Policy is firmly set within its virson of being the African university in the service of humanity. In the context of Unisa, community engagement refers to initiatives and processes through which the expertise of the institution in the areas of teaching and research are applied to address issues relevant to its community to the mutual benefit of the community and the institution.
Unisa Institutional Operational Plan specifies growing community engagement initiatives as one of its goals. This goal is supported by two strategies:
CSET as a member college of the university supports the communty engagement strategies of Unisa. The colleges are guided by these strategies and are focused on the three flagship projects that capture the assence of its vision.
- Redefine the scope and extent of community engagement in the context of ODL
- Build an enabling environment for community engagement.
CSET has actively engaged with the community through seven flagship projects, which are:
Flagship 1: I-SET
Flagship 2: GirlPower
Flagship 3: MathsEdge
Flagship 4: Computer Literacy in Communities
Flagship 5: Socially Relevant Computing
Flagship 6: Cyber Security Awareness Community Engagement Project (CSACEP)
Flagship 7: Engineers Without Borders
Flagship 8: Astronomy Outreach Programme
Flagship 9: Solar Vehicle Project
Flagship 10: Waste to Energy for Lenasia's Thembelihle ECDs
These projects are designed to entice young learners into Science, Engineering and Technology and also help them overcome the fear of subjects which form the foundation of the scientific fields.