Category Archives: 2019 Girls Astronomy Camp, Nigeria

Girls Astronomy Camp, Nassarawa

This article was pubished on Astronomers Without Borders In the month of June, AWBNigeria organized a girls’ astronomy camp in Lumen Christi Basic Science School in Nassarawa state. The participants were selected from girls schools around Nassarawa state. The National Coordinator of AWBNigeria, Mrs. Olayinka Fagbemiro, gave an introductory speech to the participants highlighting AWB’s […]

Girls Astronomy camp, Kogi state

In pursuit of sustainable development in Nigeria with the use of astronomy, Astronomers Without Borders Nigeria organized the 2019 Girls Astronomy camp in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, with the aim of encouraging young school girls to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education in School. This camp was held on May 10, 2019 […]


The project aims to host astronomy camps for girls in six different locations of North and North West Nigeria, as these regions have the country’s worst performance in girl-child education. Figures from the Federal office of Statistics in Nigeria show that about 58% of northern women are illiterate. It is believed that gender inequality in […]