UNAWE is an international programme aiming to use the beauty and the splendor of the sky to spark children’s long term interest in science and technology. It is meant for children aged between 4 and 10 years old, especially those from unprivileged countries.

Participant countries

  • Africa
  • Tunisia, South Africa
  • Europe Spain, Netherland, Irland, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Great Britain,Ukrain, France
  • America
  • Chile, Venezuela,USA, Colombia
  • Asia
  • Indonesia, India

Pilot Projects

Two pilot projects have been adopted: one in Tunisia, and the other in Venezuela

The Tunisian Experience

  • Workshops on astronomy for children between 6 and 10 years old at the Tunis Science City
  • Participation of children aged between 6 and 10 years old during the visits of the Astro-Bus.
  • Partnership with the Ministry of family affairs.
  • Training sessions for the mediators of children clubs.
  • Creation of astronomy clubs with children clubs.
  • Interactive CD-Rom on astronomy for children.
  • Partners and Associates
    • Lyden University and the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (ASTRON)
    • European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE)
    • European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere ( ESO)
    • the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

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