Where future female astronomers are made
Sky picture credit: A. Das
Winner of the International Astronomical Union's
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).
“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."
Deputy Director Multiwavelength Astronomy
Department of Science and Technology
Weekly after-school programmes for primary school children, which engage our youngest girls in fun and creative astronomy activities.
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.
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.