About AWB Nigeria
The Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Nigeria, is a non-governmental organization with the aim of spreading Astronomy and its benefits throughout Nigeria. Our goals, activities and projects are done in affiliation with the Astronomers without Borders global community. Our global motto is ‘One People, One Sky.’
Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Nigeria Network was founded in October, 2013. Astronomers Without Borders Nigeria Network is an Incorporated Trustee registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of the Corporate Affairs Commission.AWB Nigeria organizes astronomical based events on a regular basis. Astronomical events, which capture the popular imagination, create excitement and generate media attention. On the other hand, these events represent an unprecedented opportunity for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) awareness and support for STEM Education programs. Our organization uses astronomy as a tool to inspire children and as a starting point for continuing STEM Education in their schools. Our activities aim to address different Social and Educational challenges in Nigeria. Our activities have addressed gender lopsidedness issues in school enrolment and STEM encouragement for children. Our scope also involves the development of school extra curricula that will drive STEM Education in schools, Teacher’s trainings, setting up of Astronomy clubs in schools and other science-based outreaches. We have also been involved with bringing STEM education through Astronomy to the less privileged in the society through our program with the children at the Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps across Nigeria. We collaborate with some International Astronomy Organizations and some local partners to achieve our aims and objectives. Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Nigeria brings the world together to share our passion of Astronomy and the wonders of the Universe. Our observing the skies projects bring people together to share their activities with each other and can be a tool for Education, Inequality, Peace and Culture.
To create awareness about Astronomy and make star gazing a household leisure activity throughout Nigeria.
At AWB Nigeria Network, our mission is to take Astronomy and the understanding of the Universe to every household and community in Nigeria through our Astronomy outreach activities.
Meet Our Team & Members
Adeyeye Yewande Elizabeth has a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering from Shenyang Aerospace University, China and has an M.Sc in Systems engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria
Timi Ekubo is the Deputy National Coordinator AWB Nigeria. He is a Certified Engineer by The Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN).
Effioanwan Etim is a graduate of Law from the University of Calabar, Nigeria and called to the Nigerian Bar, she is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.