STEM and Vocational Centre is a collaboration between University of Juba and STEM-power, founded by Mark Gelfand. It was built in 2015 and launched in 2017. The main goal is to compliment the theoretical teaching in the sciences with practical lab activity. This is to be done developing various programs which are student-centered and hands-on in the design. This hopefully would enable the student to develop interest and grasp basic skills in the sciences. In organizing the programs, consideration is taken into the various age groups, the school levels/classes, the formal curriculum, and the actual theoretical knowledge of the students.
The central purpose of the University of Juba STEM Centre is the development of various programs which are student-centered, intensive, challenging, and hands-on in the design which enables the child to develop interest and grasp basic skills in the field of applied science and engineering. The interest thus kindled in the child at early age is expected to spur them to pursue their study in higher education to become a professional in the fields of science.