The SASOL Foundation’s Youth in Energy Event Highlights Sustainable Practices and Career Opportunities in STEAMI Fields

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In today’s world, sustainable practices and renewable energy solutions are crucial in the fight against climate change. On June 16, the SASOL Foundation organized the Youth in Energy event, which aimed to introduce young minds to green technology and inspire them to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and innovation (STEAMI).

Keynote Address by Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

Honourable Buti Manamela, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, gave an insightful keynote address at the event. This initiative showcases SASOL’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of innovators and promoting environmental responsibility.

The Energy Observer: A Symbol of Hope for a Sustainable Future

The Energy Observer, the world’s first renewable energy hydrogen-powered vessel, was the centerpiece of the event. As a proud sponsor of the vessel’s maiden African stopover at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, SASOL demonstrated its dedication to spearheading sustainable practices and driving the adoption of renewable energy solutions to tackle climate change.

The Energy Observer is a beacon of hope and a testament to human ingenuity in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. It encourages the youth to dream big and strive for a sustainable future.

Interactive Learning Experiences and Personalized Tours

The SASOL Research & Technology team provided interactive learning experiences, allowing attendees to understand the workings of the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, a vehicle that showcases hydrogen’s potential as an alternative energy source.

Guests were also treated to personalized tours of the Energy Observer, providing them with an up-close look at the vessel’s cutting-edge technology and offering insight into the mechanisms involved in harnessing renewable energy.

Collaboration and Innovation for a Sustainable Future

The Youth in Energy event exemplifies the power of collaboration between the government, scientific institutions, and the private sector in promoting a sustainable future. The knowledge and resources of these entities foster innovation and encourage the pursuit of STEAMI careers.

Inspiring young minds to explore these fields is crucial, as the future of our planet depends on the visions and actions of the next generation. Events like the Youth in Energy spark curiosity, nurture creativity, and instill a sense of responsibility toward the environment.

Empowering Young People to Be Agents of Change

As the world continues to face the challenge of climate change, events and initiatives that empower young people to be agents of change are more important than ever. The Youth in Energy event showcases how fostering interest in STEAMI fields can lead to a greener, more sustainable future.

The SASOL Foundation’s Youth in Energy event provided a platform for young people to learn about green technology and the multitude of career opportunities available in the STEAMI fields. The presence of the Energy Observer, alongside informative activities and opportunities for hands-on learning, inspired our future innovators to strive for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

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