2015 News

UNESCO/UN Women Mobile Learning Week 2015, Paris

During the peak period of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Project facilitator of Science Resources Africa, Ms Isata Sesay demonstrated Raspberry Pi-based activities as part of one-to-one tuition for secondary-school-age girls. The outcome of this was presented at the UNESCO/UN Women Mobile Learning Week in Paris, 2015. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/m4ed/mobile-learning-week/symposium/using-mobile-technology-to-engage-african-women-in-science-and-mathematics-education-outcomes-of-a-trial-with-raspberry-pi/  

Promoting Science Education in Freetown, Sierra Leone 2014

The award ceremony for the 3rd Annual Science Education Workshop organised by partners from the University of Cambridge UK, the Bannerman Education Foundation, UK and the University of Sierra Leone took place at the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone on 16 January 2015. Highlights of the workshop: Display of student experiments and/or science [...]

Science Education Workshop 2013, Freetown, Sierra Leone

The concept for the 2013 workshop is intended to introduce Secondary school students to the exciting world of design and engineering, give them a hands-on, inquiry-based experience, identifying and designing creative solutions to everyday problems, especially as it relates to their socio-economic environment. Students would be expected to apply scientific knowledge to fundamental design and [...]

Introduction to Science Resources Africa

Science Resources Africa is a new initiative to enhance the availability of scientific resources to the African Community. The economic and social development of sub-Saharan Africa could be significantly enhanced with a continuous and sustained build of capacity in science and technology in the communities.

This is an absolute necessity if Sub-Saharan Africa is to play a pivotal role in intensifying research efforts to combat diseases that plague the region and in fostering a way ahead in the economic development of affected communities. One way to achieve this is to develop capacity in science and technology by promoting cutting edge science education amongst the youth of those communities.

Goals of Science Resources Africa

1.    Capacity build of Science and Technology in sub-Saharan Africa
2.    Effective Science Communication within the African community
3.    Engaging science in the community

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