Author Archives: Ram Venugopal

Overview: OruMbya – a library of silenced voices

Brazil is a complex country. Although the majority of Brazil’s population is composed of black people and women, there is still an underrepresentation of women, black, LGBTQIA+ and indigenous people in the sciences, especially in Physics and Astronomy. Our main goal is to strengthen primary and secondary education in science, through equity and equal opportunities […]

Overview: Astro-Prison Consolidation in Nigeria

In a bid to improve the prison services and welfare of its inmates across Nigeria, Nigerian Prison Services was renamed the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) through an Act of Parliament that was enacted in 2019. Thus, in partnership with Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (a Non-governmental Organization) which has a long standing Memorandum of Understanding with […]

Overview: Astronomy cadets afterschools

We will hold afterschool sessions for families in our local area, in areas of low science capital, of social deprivation and from all religious backgrounds. The sessions will run during school term-time as a one-hour activity one day per week. Sessions will have 15 children to ensure they get a quality experience, signing up on […]

Overview: “Astro-Phy Quench” – School of Astronomy and Physics

According to UN, Pakistan is the 5th Populus country. For Children b/w 5 &16 years, 32 % are not in school, second largest in world (53 % of whom are girls). Inequality is pervasive b/w urban-rural locations. Women’s labour force participation rate (21.5%) is among the lowest in region, as are rates of gender parity […]

Overview: Astronomy Club in Secondary Schools in Nigeria

The core idea is to stimulate interest in astronomy through astronomy clubs in secondary schools. The project is a consolidation of a previous OAD project “AstroBus Nigeria”. This project aimed to establish astronomy clubs in 4 secondary schools with the provision of materials needed to stimulate greater interest and help in the activities of these […]