The Sasol Solar Challenge encourages young people to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to become the engineers, scientists and technicians of the future. This will help to overcome a severe shortage of the STEM skills and experience needed by the South African economy.
In 2014, children along the Sasol Solar Challenge route were given the chance to build their own small solar cars and compete against each other. This was part of the Sasol Solar Challenge educational programme with Pick n Pay Youth Schools Club and HDI Youth Marketeers.
The educational programme showcases alternate energies ways to reduce our impact on the environment.