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It’s wonderful to see teachers leaving our training events with more confidence to tackle astronomy in the classroom.

Westra van Holthe, EU-UNAWE in the Netherlands

Discovery Club

Every Saturday afternoon since February 2016, Universe Awareness organises activities for children in the refugee centre at the Wassenaarseweg in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Discovery Club is an after-school Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics programme that aims to inspire, educate and entertain children (and parents) in refugee centres, while providing them with a sense of much-needed normalcy. The programme is co-developed and implemented with refugees who contribute their background in science, technology or education and their knowledge of the experiences, language and culture of the children.

Discovery Club harnesses the skills of refugees, local volunteers and organisations to offer a diverse programme for children and create a space for interaction to foster community cohesion between refugee children, parents and host communities.


If you are interested to start a Discovery Club in a refugee centre or camp please contact Tibisay Sankatsing Nava (info@unawe.org)

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