Category Archives: 2018 Girls Astronomy Camp Nigeria

final report

Girls Astro camp, 28 April 2018 at Obasanjo Space Center Abuja, Nigeria Sponsored by OAD, Astronomers Without Borders International (AWB), Universe Awareness (UNAWE), VIXEN Co. Ltd, National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Milan, Italy, National Space Research & Development Agency (NASRDA) Project report The camp aimed to address the challenge of gender lopsidedness in school enrolment and […]

update: 1 day event

Girls Astronomy Camp Obasanjo Space Centre, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) campus, Abuja, Nigeria 28th April, 2018 An astronomy awareness day is being held as part of the project ‘Girls Astronomy Camp’ in Abuja, Nigeria, supported by the OAD. Fifty young girls are being selected to participate in this camp. A lot of […]

Overview of project

The project aims to host an astronomy camp for girls in Abuja, Nigeria because Northern Nigeria have the country’s worst girl-child education. Figures from the Federal office of Statistics in Nigeria shows that, only 20% of literate women are from the North. It is believed that gender inequality in Northern Nigeria is promoted by religious […]