Kenyan Space Agency Holds Space Club Mentorship Open Day

Source: KSA

The Kenyan Space Agency (KSA) hosted the inaugural mentorship day for primary school students interested in space technology at the Agency’s headquarters on 25th September 2021. The event is scheduled for every last Saturday of the month, and the KSA Space Club team hosts students in grade 4 to class 8 to promote and educate them on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts related to space science and technology. 

The KSA Education and Outreach department established the Space Club to serve as an important educational tool. It involves interactive scientific activities, competitions and learning sessions with students in various learning institutions around the country to educate the next generation on GEO-STEM and the significance of these subjects in supporting the space industry.

Furthermore, the club aims to stimulate the minds of young scientists through exhilarating scientific engagements that will lead them into space exploration for the sustainable development of their country and the progression of humanity in the universe.

The Kenyan Space Agency introduced the mentorship programme in FY 2021/2022 to connect children interested in space careers to industry professionals. Furthermore, it aims to inspire and encourage young pupils to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related courses. In addition, the programme currently focuses on four categories of learning, including Space Science and Astronomy, Space Systems Engineering, Information Technology and Earth Observation.

Click here to join the mentorship program and delve into the world of space with the Space Club team.