Astronomy Education in Kenya

by Astronomers Without Borders
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Raising funds to provide astronomy educational supplies to Akili Preparatory School for Girls, Obungu Slums Campus, Kenya.

  Education, Astronomy

We made it! Thanks to our generous donors! The campaign still has a few days to go, so any additional funds raised will be out to good use to buy more books and stationery supplies for the students. 

Astronomers Without Borders is running  a global findraising project called the BIG (Big Impact Giving) Project. The aim of this program is to help organisations and clubs raise funds to help them achieve their astronomy-related goals. These are microfunding campaigns, where the value is limited to a maximum of $500 USD. For a lot of clubs a small amount of money can make a big difference.

The following campaign is run by Liz Sanders, AWB webmaster and Lifepoint Church member:

The Lifepoint Church is going to Kenya as part of the Kenya Mission Team. The main aim of this team is to rebuild the walls of the Obungu Slums Campus of the Akili Preparatory School for Girls.

Akili Prepatory School for Girls

Akili Preparatory School for Girls provides education and boarding for girls aged 9-15 in the Obungu Slums of Kisumu, Kenya. This school will benefit greatly from the work of this team. However, this is also a great opportunity to provide the school with some astronomy education supplies. 

Building the walls of the girls dormitory

By providing astronomy supplies such as a One Sky Telescope and Solar Glasses we hope to inspire and excite the girls, and show them the exciting world of astronomy.


  Budget Breakdown

One Sky Telescope: $200
100 pairs Solar Glasses $100
Educational astronomy books $150
Fees and administration $50

One Sky Telescope

One Sky Telescope

  Risks and Challenges

Timing is very tight on this campaign, the group leave on January 12, so if we do not raise the funds by then, we will have to ship the equipment over, or send it with the next team, this will delay delivery of the items.

AWB will be able to supply all these items as they are either available in the AWB shop or they are easily purchased, so there is limited challenges with obtaining the items. 

If we do not reach the funding goal, the mission will still go ahead, however, the amount of astronomy equipment able to be supplied will be limited.


Astronomy Education in Kenya

Raising funds to provide astronomy educational supplies to Akili Preparatory School for Girls, Obungu Slums Campus, Kenya.