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The future of children's science education in Tanzania is looking brighter than ever.

Telescopes to Tanzania’s campaign to bring quality science education to the children of the East African nation is off to a fantastic start by raising $11,000 and successfully completing its first phase of building The Center for Science Education and Observatory.

To build on this momentum and share our project with the world we are launching our next phase on Indiegogo- the web's largest crowd-funding platform.

Your generous support has already been put to work by funding a pioneering Curriculum Development Workshop,  just completed in June 2014 in Tanzania. Attended by all the regional stakeholders - science teachers, school administrators, scientists and government officials - the conference laid the foundation for the development of a national science curriculum integrated with astronomy concepts and applications.  Those gathered at the four-day meeting in Usa River, near Arusha, were able to create the core structure of a space science model for advancing the development of inquiry-based science education in Tanzania.

Once completed, The Center for Science Education and Observatorwill become a Tanzanian hub that will have a long-lasting impact nationwide by training teachers, offering hands-on laboratories (including  an astronomical observatory), and providing quality educational resources.

The gateway to the development of Tanzania's own STEM curriculum has been opened, and the groundwork has been laid to begin the next critical phase of our campaign.

We invite you to visit our official fundraising campaign website on Indiegogo. And in exchange for your support we are offering a wonderful line-up of rewards that will surely remain a lasting keepsake.

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An East African Model for Science Education

 

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Telescopes to Tanzania

The future of children's science education in Tanzania is looking brighter than ever. Telescopes to Tanzania’s campaign to bring quality science education to the children of the East African nation is off to a fantastic start by raising $11,000 and successfully completing its first phase of building The Center for Science Education and Observator y. To build on this momentum and share our project with the world we are launching our next phase on Indiegogo - the web's largest crowd-funding platform. Your generous support has already been put to work by funding a pioneering Curriculum Development Workshop, just completed in ...
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The Day The Earth Smiled

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