April 24


Since early 2016, Universe Awareness (UNAWE) has implemented several initiatives with refugee children in the Leiden region, in the Netherlands, to inspire young children around the world with astronomy, science and technology. Astronomy embodies a unique combination of scientific and cultural aspects and learning about our amazing cosmos offers a special perspective on our place in the Universe, encouraging a sense of global citizenship and tolerance. In the first half of 2016, UNAWE implemented Discovery Club - an after-school Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programme developed to inspire, educate and entertain children and parents in refugee centres.