Microscience Training Workshops in Zambia (2016)

Zambia (February 2016)

A Training of Trainers workshop on Microscience was undertaken at the National Science Center in Lusaka (Zambia). The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education officially opened the workshop on the first day. Fifty participants (teachers and lecturers) from ten provinces participated in the workshop. They carried out hands-on experiments using the Microscience kits, provided by UNESCO Headquarters, with a focus on the student-centered methodology in chemistry, physics and biology.

Follow-up activities, organized by the Zambia National Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry General of Education, include a Microscience activity facilitated by local trainers trained by UNESCO, during a science summer camp for 280 girls and 20 boys from a school for the vulnerable run by the Catholic church. The camp took place in August 2016 in Luapula Province of Zambia.