The Egyptian Space Agency’s Taeko office (Academy of Scientific Research and Technology) has signed an agreement with IVY Steam International Schools to improve space science and technology adoption in school curricula in Egypt, reported Space in Africa.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr Mohamed El-Koosy, CEO of EgSA and Dr Rania Hafez, Director of Strategic Planning at IVY Steam.
The director of the educational satellite project at the EgSA, Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, signed an agreement with the school’s Chairman, Dr Jamal Hassan and the Director of the Office for Innovation, Transfer and Marketing of Technology (Taeko), Engineer Eman Imam, by proxy.
The agreement aims to strengthen the partnership between the agency and the Egyptian community and educate the youth about the importance of space science to sustainable development. Furthermore, it will provide support for student projects in the fields of space science and technology. Through this protocol, IVY students and teachers will have several benefits, including training at EgSA laboratories, support with patent registration, and continuous access to educational satellite ‘Space Keys’, which is now available at the IVY School campus.
IVY STEM International Schools will be the first school in Egypt to receive an exclusive model of Space Keys and its operational programme from the EgSA. The Space Keys is intended to be implemented in teaching space science and related curriculum and the implementation of students projects.