Category Archives: 2021

Supporting Girls Education in Kenya

Tutor Elizabeth Wanjiriu Kamau, a University of Nairobi Astrophysics graduate, provides mentorship to schoolgirls by talking about her own journey through education and her career path

this article on girls education was published on DARA Big Data. Read the full article. Elimisha Msichana, Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia (EMEJA) started as a mentorship programme to support girls education for school girls in Kenya between 12 to 18 years old. The programme was founded by Kenyan DARA Project student Ann Njeri, who is […]

Open Call for Partners by IAU OAD

IAU OAD Call for Partners

The International Astronomical Union (IAU)’s Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) calls for partners – individuals/institutions from diverse professional backgrounds – to enable and catalyze the realization of development outcomes using astronomy (or science in general). Partnerships can take various forms including Funding Partners, Conferences and Seminars Partners, Research, Technical and/or Development Partners, as well […]

OAD Project Leader In ‘200 Young South Africans’ List 2021

Zara Randriamanakoto, one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans in 2021 is a postdoctoral researcher at the South African Astronomical Observatory. She also cofounded the Ikala STEM non-profit organisation that rallies about 300 women scientists across four continents to inspire mainly girls and women to consider a career in STEM. Through Ikala […]

“Planets of the Solar System” – Video by OAD Project

Second video from Kainaat Kids (Urdu with English subs) on the ‘Planets of our solar system’. The channel covers basic concepts of astronomy, many of which are part of the science curriculum in Pakistan (and other places). Supported by the OAD through the annual call for proposals.

Support Molo Mhlaba Girls School During COVID Lockdown

The Molo Mhlaba school in South Africa runs the Astro Molo Mhlaba project funded by the OAD.   The school is appealing for donations to continue teaching and learning during the latest lockdown and closure of schools. Donations will be used to send Education Packs with learning materials, key subject matter worksheets, parent teaching guides, […]