Astro Academy: a series of once-a-week astronomy lessons aimed at both grade 11/12 (G11/12) female students from local high schools and recently-matriculated young women from the community. The latter will also be trained to run the above-mentioned Astro Club as Astro Club Facilitators (ACFs). ACFs will receive a bursary for their work in the Astro Club, to ensure they can have a continuous source of income while learning about astronomy and considering a pursuit of a STEM degree.
Participants have been selected for the Astro Academy. They also have the option of obtaining (free) tutoring in maths and science by grade 11/12 teachers. All participants are taught and mentored by professional female astronomers, and provided with advice and support on how to pursue a STEM degree.
Drafts of activities for the first few classes have been submitted by our volunteers; while we review those more will be submitted
Astro Club: an after-school programme providing astronomy-based activities to local primary school children on a weekly basis. Currently, four primary schools have confirmed the participation of their female students in the programme: Molo Mhlaba, Chumisa, Luleka, and Isiphiwo/Vuzamanzi.
Facilitators for the Astro Club have been selected. The activities for the first 4 sessions with the primary school kids have been written up.