May 28, 2015

Science Education is on the move in Tanzania. In the last two months, 14 Schools have welcomed the Science Ambassadors of the Centre for Science Education and about 1000 students have had a brief introduction to astronomy. Just this week, the Centre has received 3 computers and modems along with a printer and supplies to begin to take distance learning to rural areas around Mt. Meru Tanzania. A small grant from the Office of Astronomical Development and many contributions from individuals have made this work possible

This week the work of the Ambassadors and the story of the Centre for Science has been shared in Arusha at the Educational Exhibition at Arusha University.

In July, 8 more teachers will attend a workshop to become the next group of Ambassadors. Ambassador training is a process of working on hands on methodology to introduce Astronomy into the heart of the science subject curriculum.