Elimisha Msichana Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia
In December 2020, this programme was awarded EUR9,000 grant by the Office of Astronomy for Development an office of the International Astronomical Union. This grant is to implement the Elimisha Msichana Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia (swahili for 'Educate a Girl educate the entire community with Astronomy') project.
In June 2021, EMEJA was awarded further EUR1,600 by the OAD as COVID-19 top up grant
Astro-STEM Workshops & Mentorship
Using Astronomy as a tool to fight STEM misconceptions and encourage more girls in high school to select STEM oriented subjects, especially Physics.
This programme is aimed for girls in Form 1, 2 & 3 across 4 secondary schools: Noigam, St.Peters & Osorongai in Kitale and Igikiro Mixed Day Secondary School in Murang'a County.
Schools in these regions are usually underfunded and underdeveloped.
EMEJA aims to help create resources & improve the infrastructure by funding and providing laboratory equipment, especially for the Physics laboratories which are most overlooked.
Outreach & Mentorship Scheme
Computer literacy is almost non-existence in these regions.
During Astro-STEM the students are offered introduction to computers lessons.
We have also donated computers to some of these schools to facilitate computer studies learning.
This programme is aimed for school girls in their final year of primary education (KCPE Candidates), their parents, teachers and other school girls in lower classes.
The main objective of the mentorship scheme is to encourage the schoolgirls to enroll in secondary schools and to complete secondary education 4 years later.
The Outreach & Mentorship activities are followed by long term Tracking, Monitoring & Mentorship by our very dedicated Mentors.
EMEJA Tuition Fees Scholarships
Aimed for economically disadvantage girls (Mentees) in secondary schools who would otherwise fail to enroll for secondary education.
EMEJA dedicated teachers, tutors and mentors
Brand new computer lab @Osorongai Girls following Astro-STEM
Boys were not left behind either @ Igikiro
Starting 2019, we have reached over 1,500 primary school girls.
230 KCPE Candidates (2019 Mentees)
297 KCPE Candidates (2020 Mentees)
547 secondary schoolgirls (+ a few boys)
15 primary schools
4 secondary schools
10 Astro-STEM Tutors
16 EMEJA Mentors