Author Archives: Ram Venugopal

Overview: Guide Training for the Tribal Students (Phase 2)

Tribals are generally, economically backward communities. The project aims to develop an ‘earn & learn’ opportunity for the tribal students through working as astronomy guides. This will be achieved through an appropriate online course and a unique networking platform. Key target groups · Guides (Primary)- 9th to 12th Std tribal students of Eklavya Model Residential […]

Overview: Elimisha Msichana Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia (2023)

Due to several socio-economic issues such as early marriages, teenage pregnancies & poverty, schoolgirl dropout rates are high in rural areas of Kenya & Uganda during the primary-to-secondary transitions. EMEJA aims to address these issues via Astronomy outreach programmes, mentorship, & targeted STEM workshops and scholarships opportunities. These are guided & supported by long-term student […]

Overview: Internet of Things Lab for Air Quality Monitoring

Anthropogenic activities emit particulate matter (PM) and gaseous substances that are harmful. PM has adverse effects on different parts of the body. Atmospheric pollution is a global threat with an increasing social and economic costs. Poor air quality is a concern in African cities but governments have been too slow to react, one of the […]

Overview: Inclusive astronomy in Guatemala

Continuation of the project “Popularization of science with an inclusive approach” in which we generated written material in 3 mayan languages (q’eqchi, k’iche’ and poqomchi), spanish, braille, sign language and 3D astronomical models that will be used for outreach activities for the general public including some exclusive for girls and others for persons with visual […]

OAD Team Meets President of South Africa at World Science Forum

The OAD team had the privilege of meeting the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, officials from the Department of Science and Innovation, and other dignitaries at the 2022 World Science Forum. The forum is a meeting […]