On this page you will find an overview of our updates

Integration of computers in equipment and industrial processes

Project: CiTA - Date: 2019-12-03

This year and next year the focus within the CiTA project will be the introduction and further implementation in the curriculum of the integration of computers in equipment and industrial processes. The curriculum innovation will take place within three universities: the University of Nairobi (department of Electronic Engineering), the University of Zambia (department of Electronic Engineering and departments in application areas) and the Kapassa Makassa University in the north of Zambia (department of Science and ICT in Education).

Artificial intelligence in engineering

Project: CiTA - Date: 2019-12-03

Exploration of AI within the curriculum

Microcomputers in Technical Applications - part 2

Project: CiTA - Date: 2019-12-03

Handout - Microcomputers in Technical Applications, part 2 Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence

Microcomputers in Technical Applications - part 1

Project: CiTA - Date: 2019-12-03

Handout - Microcomputers in Technical Applications, part 1: Sensors and actuators

Water project

Project: General - Date: 2019-05-28

The shortage of water became more and more of a problem. Due to the growing population with, in relation to that, the growth of the primary and secondary school and the clinic, the existing water supply had become insufficient. Therefore, a project has been carried out in which the people themselves have built a new water system.

Technological education

Project: CiTA - Date: 2019-03-21

The objective of the CiTA project is to give pupils and student an opportunity to get in touch with technique and engineering. And when we say engineering these days we mean electrical and mechanical devices controlled by (simple) computers. These devices can vary from all kind of sensors to simple mechanical devices like moving robot arms. That sounds like a substantial investment but prices in this area have dropped tremendously during the last few years: since computers are usually already available in Secondary Schools, a complete laboratory set for two students can be made available for between 50 and 100 euro (between 60 and 120 dollar). And most of the students are really eager to experiment with this equipment. However, some guidance and support will always be needed at this level, even for the most motivated students and even when detailed handouts are available. And this is just the problem in many Secondary Schools. Staff is often not familiar with the topic and, if they are, there is a good chance they leave to industry. That is to a large extend why the recent introduction at two schools did not have the success that was hoped for.

Annual Report 2018

Project: General - Date: 2019-03-18

This report briefly looks back at 2018, SOZ's ninth year.

Manual; Raspberry Pi intro

Project: CiTA - Date: 2019-03-18

Handout from the RP3 course 2019

Boys dormitory

Project: PiVoT - Date: 2019-03-18

About a year ago the girls dormitory has been completed. Well over thirty girls that live far from school – a two hours walk from home to school is not uncommon – make use of it now. With the supervision the school offers, the dormitory does not only offer accommodation but it is also a substitute for ‘home’. It goes without saying that as well the girls themselves as their parents and the school are very enthusiastic about the new facilities.

PiVoT & CiTA; an update

Project: CiTA, PiVoT - Date: 2018-04-15

Two years ago the CiTA — Computers in Technical Applications — project started. Aim of this project is to let the students gain knowledge in controlling equipment using computers. In that way they become familiar with a variety of sensors and actuators — and the underlying physical principles  — as well as with the development of software for the communication of the computer with the ' surrounding world '. Writing software trains the student in analyzing technical problems and stimulates logical thinking.