Students from Ilboru Primary schools and their teacher Eliatosha are on an astronomy learning journey using Swahili astronomy podcasts dubbed Macho Angani that means Eyes in Sky.
On this day they learned about Satellites, what they are, the purpose they serve, and their benefits to human kinds.
The journey took them beyond what would be covered in class curricula, raised the interest to understand beyond what is prescribed to their level in the curricular, and triggered endless curios questions.
An extra mile had to be taken by their teacher to search for satellite photos of different types orbiting our home planet and others. Their teacher had to use his small laptop screen to show pictures of satellites to over 140 students in his class.
It was not easy but worth it, students were happy to understand about satellites and what they do.
In supporting this learning journey by students and their teacher at Ilboru, we look forward to supporting them with a Bluetooth rechargeable speaker and a projector.
In each session, the class is getting bigger and bigger. More and more students are interested to join and the number of curious questions is also increasing. These are some of the challenges faced by our tireless Astro-ambassador Mr. Eliatosha Maleko.
We are looking forward to continuing working with him on this transformation learning journey.