'An incredible display of how to achieve incredible feats in the face of adversity through passion, perseverance and excellence' - SANSA
Hidden Figures (https://youtu.be/jetpvwpTF1o), an American portrayal of the true life experience of three remarkable African American women who were employed at NASA in the sixties, had a pre-screening on 22 February 2017 at three city centres in the country.
SANSA was privileged to participate at these screenings in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and got the opportunity to show off some of our own 'Hidden Figures' who shared their experiences and achievements at the Agency.
The audience response to our female scientists and engineers was overwhelmingly positive and they definitely inspired the young ladies in attendance. There is a need for more of our amazing Women in STEM to come forward and roll model for the next generation and let us celebrate your successes.
For South Africa to harvest the greatness that it holds, we need to develop a love of science and maths and a determination to succeed amongst our youth. This will need support and concerted effort from society and stakeholders to empower our girl and boy children to strive for excellence and aim for the stars.
Starting from 27 Feb, Ster Kinekor will offer massive Hidden Figures discounted tickets to schools at only R36 each, less than half the normal price! These tickets will be available for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday screenings on more than 50 screens across the country.