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Overview: Video Astronomy Lessons for Pakistani School Children

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of life. This is particularly true of school education. While there is no real substitute to in-person learning, the pandemic has allowed the possibility of a broader outreach using online and televised video lessons.Pakistan has serious education challenges. The literacy rate hovers around 65% with significant gender disparity. […]

Translating and Distributing ‘Space Scoop’ to Students in Underprivileged Areas of Pakistan

Target location: Pakistan Target audience: School going children who do not have access to the internet. They are particularly hit hard by the school closures due to the pandemic. Students who belong to distant/underprivileged areas of Pakistan where English medium schools do not exist and their education is primarily in Urdu. Apart from this, this […]

DAP project wins Techstars Global Startup Weekend in Pakistan

Team members of the DAP project founded a social enterprise called Cosmic Perspective, a sustainable and consistent platform to conduct Astronomy education and outreach in Pakistan in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The idea was pitched at the Techstars Global Startup Weekend (TGSW) event in Lahore hosted by the National Incubation Center (NIC) in […]

Kainaat Kids’ Fifth Astronomy Video in Urdu

Astronomy videos in Urdu

The Kainaat Kids Youtube channel publishes astronomy videos in Urdu aimed at kids 10-16 years of age. The project plans to create 10 astronomy videos covering basic concepts of the science of astronomy. The content closely aligns with the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places) as well. To be accessible to the intended audience, […]

OAD Team Members Featured in “Space for Our Planet” Exhibition

OAD in "Space for Our Planet" exhibition

OAD Director, Kevin Govender, past OAD fellow, Marie Korsaga, and OAD project coordinator, Yumna Majeed, are among 25 people across the world featured in the “Space for Our Planet” exhibition. The “Space for Our Planet” exhibition looks at the integral role that space (and astronomy) play in the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda […]