SPACE WEEK ZAMBIA
4th – 10th OCTOBER 2023
Space Week is a fantastic addition to any primary school’s calendar. It can be a great way to promote science across the school as the subject of space links to so many aspects of the primary science curriculum for all year groups. Space is also a vibrant context for cross-curricular learning which captures children’s imaginations.
Space week Zambia will be a collaborative effort with stakeholders such as the ministries of education, technology & science, the ministry of Tourism Zambia, space agencies, global space technology, and exploration industry leaders.
Space week will offer an immense opportunity to African educators, administrators, officials, policymakers & students in getting acquainted with space exploration, space science education, and networking with each other. This unique event will serve as an Introductory model, transferable from primary – High school, and lead to deep space contributions and social engagement from future space leaders. This event will also allow us to gather vital insights regarding the practicality and value of the FASESA academy.
About Space Week
World Space Week is an international celebration of space, science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. Established in 1999 by the United Nations, Space Week is commemorated globally on the 4th – 10th of October every year. This year, Space Week will be celebrated in Zambia with the theme “bringing space into the classroom as a gateway to STEM”. FASESA Zambia will host a Space Week event at the New Government Complex, Lusaka.
Space Week Zambia 2022 is a collaborative effort with stakeholders such as the Zambian Ministries of education, technology and science, the Ministry of Tourism. Other stakeholders include local and international corporate institutions, education institutions, space agencies, global space technology, and exploration industry leaders. Space exploration and the related STEM fields are an ever-expanding learning and career platform that will provide vast socio-economic benefits to Zambia and Africa.
During Space Week, FASESA Zambia will offer educators, administrators, officials, policymakers and students an opportunity to get acquainted with space exploration, space science education, and interaction with the actors involved in these fields.