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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 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.

By supporting our fundraising campaign, Opportunity Physics you'll be helping IOP for Africa to continue its work. 

“Since launching the IOP for Africa campaign in December 2010, we have been able to raise sufficient funds to finance two new education projects, in Malawi and The Gambia. If we can reach our goal of raising a further £30000 this year, we would have enough to set up two new centres, as well as equip the ones in Malawi and The Gambia with additional resources to expand their reach. We are eager to do more, and we need your help to do it ”

Dipali Bhatt-Chauhan, Manager of the Physics for Development programme at IOP