In October, 2013 EU-UNAWE International Workshop was held in Heidelberg Germany at house of astronomy, with broad representation of UNAWE-Tanzania by Irene Kibona. A number of issues were discussed and some of those were key challenges faced by UNAWE-Tanzania ranging from media of instruction, schooling age, cultural issues and the education system itself.
The diverse nature of UNAWE network world wide makes harmonization of resources, curricular and evaluation procedure a challenging aspect, taking into account language, culture and education system differences of the 40 countries making a UNAWE network.
To face the challenge, the Curricula Development sub-group agreed on designing resources that are easily adaptable to cultural and linguistic needs and can be linked to curricula in schools all over the world as essential.
It was considered important to relate to everyday situations to help children to digest the concepts and knowledge, The Early-Childhood Development sub-group considered the implications of children beginning schools at different ages around the world, their varying rates of development and the differing environments they are exposed to, and devoted their time to creating interactive astronomy education materials that addressed these issues.
The rose of those issues and the ongoing initiative of EU-UNAWE to address the needs of member countries through multilingual space scoop program, universe in a box and cosmos in your pocket mini book clearly shows GREAT CARE FOR YOU and UNAWE-Tanzania is so thankful.