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THE AFRICAN SCHOOLS OUTREACH PROGRAM

REPORT ON THE IVVN- KeAWARD AFRICAN SCHOOL SCIENCE OUTREACH ACTIVITIES HELD IN KENYA IN NOVEMBER 2021 INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN KENYA Dr Esther Maina showing Loresho Secondary students how to use a micropipette during one of the…

FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF THE ASOP

Background To date, several challenges hindering the development of women in science have been identified. In Africa, the ‘leaking pipeline’ already starts in primary school education, with few girls progressing to secondary school and even fewer towards tertiary education. Several…

IMPACT OF THE ASOP

Impact To Date The pilot programme trained 7 scientists from Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon and Zambia and later expanded to South Africa, Uganda and Ethiopia, bringing the total to 12 trained members. Since the programme’s launch in March 2019, the ASOP…

THE RESEARCH LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

Research The interactive hands-on experimental workshop is a 3hr facilitated practical session with several sections designed to interactively engage 40 students per session to give the students an opportunity to carry out hands-on experiments using modern scientific analytical tools used…