Sky picture credit: A. Das

Winner of the International Astronomical Union's 

Women & Girls in Astronomy Prize

OUR MISSION

To use astronomy as a tool to inspire South African girls from underserved communities to be passionate about science, and equip them to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).

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“Molo Mhlaba is a very, very interesting and powerful project, ran by women, which empowers young girls to pursue science and maths, in particular focusing on astronomy development. This is something that we, as a country, are looking forward to develop: we want to encourage young women to study astronomy as we look to the future and at the investment put [by South Africa] into this field."

 

GABOILE MABEBA

Deputy Director Multiwavelength Astronomy

Department of Science and Technology

OUR PROGRAMMES

ASTRO CLUB

Weekly after-school programmes for primary school children, which engage our youngest girls in fun and creative astronomy activities.

ASTRO ACADEMY

After-school programmes for Grade 11, 12, and recently matriculated female students. An opportunity to learn every week about the incredibly fascinating world of astronomy, directly from professional female astronomers. 

FACILITATOR BURSARIES

The opportunity to earn an income while attending the Academy, by working as a facilitator of our Astro Club activities.

TUTORING, CAREER ADVICE​ & MENTORSHIP

We offer the opportunity to receive free tutoring in maths and science, and personalised support on how to achieve academic and career objectives, tailored to each girl's individual goals and circumstances. 

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