Following last year’s successful fundraising effort to support our physics education projects in Africa, we have now launched our second IOP for Africa appeal.
IOP for Africa is a campaign to raise the profile and raise funds for IOP’s Physics for Development programme. Through the programme, IOP challenges the obstacles to physics education in some of the poorest countries in the world. Through the dissemination of physics, we aim to support local communities towards greater opportunities for the future.
How IOP makes a difference
• We train local teachers to enhance their subject knowledge and their practical skills
• We provide ICT and experimental equipment and set up local resource centres, available to communities within a broad surrounding area
• We encourage students to make the most of the opportunities physics has to offer
• We train local craftsmen to build experimental equipment and manage the resource centres we develop, facilitating self-sustainability and enhancing employment.
Agapiti Rukwerere (pictured right), student at Bukinda Apostles of Jesus Seminary, Uganda: “Physics is an enjoyable subject, especially in our school. Our teacher explains to us how we can apply physics to real life. He gets us to work in groups and gives us questions to answer using different types of apparatus in the IOP resource centre. He asks us to find the answers ourselves. I work hard and hope to perform better because I would like to study computer engineering at university, so physics is going to be really important for that.
“I think that everyone can learn a lot from physics. In everything you do every day, there is some physics applied. If IOP helps our school to get more equipment that we can learn from, it is going to help many more students to get a good job and have a happy life.”
A small amount of money can make a big difference in Africa. Whether you would like to contribute a small or large amount, we can tell you exactly what your donation can achieve:
£20 will provide school stationery for up to 100 pupils
£50 will provide a full set of GCSE and A-level books for a school library
£100 will provide a basic physics experiments kit
£200 will set up an internet connection for an ICT lab for a whole year
£500 will provide a one-week residential training course for 30 local teachers
£1000 will provide CPD materials to local teachers, by arranging a UK provider to send resources for science or teacher training
£2000 will provide an ICT lab with six laptops and an internet connection for a whole year
£5000 will provide the full set of practical equipment, including books, stationery and experiments, for an entire school over the course of a year