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IOP for Africa is a campaign to raise the profile of the IOP’s Physics for Development programme. Through the programme, IOP challenges the obstacles to physics education in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Through the dissemination of physics, we aim to support local communities towards greater opportunities for the future.

How the IOP makes a difference

  • We train local teachers to enhance their subject knowledge and their practical skills
  • We provide ICT and experimental equipment and set up local resource centres, available to communities within a broad surrounding area
  • We encourage students to make the most of the opportunities physics has to offer
  • We train local craftsmen to build experimental equipment and manage the resource centres we develop, facilitating self-sustainability and enhancing employment.