EORC and LYCEE FRANCO-ETHIOPIEN GUÉBRÉ MARIAM signed MOU
On 21 January 2016 EORC and Lycee Guebremariam School signed Memorandum of Understanding on Educational and outreach cooperation. The purposes of the MOU is to collaborate and work on educational outreach that targets in promoting STEM and strengthen partnership between the two parties.
During MOU the EORC director, Dr. Solomon Belay said that one of EORC's missions is Educational outreach through which the centers try to create awareness and channel space science education to the public via different outreach activities particularly to the schools, Universities and the public at large. The MOU with Lycee Gebremariam is one of the key points in addressing the EORC's mission through exchange of knowledge, skills and experiences among French and Ethiopian students, teachers and science educators. It will also help to jointly organize and celebrate events, trainings and conferences to create awareness and inspiration to school students in Space Science and STEM Education. Dr. Solomon also mentioned that such working relation will add up values and give chance to work together and strength the existing good relation of Ethio-French communities.
Mr. Jean-Pierre PASQUIOU, School Director of Lycee Guebremariam, in his part said that the MOU is on step forward in strengthening Ethio-France Community and help in jointly collaborate and work with EORC in educational outreach, participate French schools in different space activities and events organized by both parties. He further stressed that the MOU is very important to establish link with French Observatories and universities in sharing experiences, student exchange and internship programs.
Prior to the MOU agreement the Lycee Gubremariam School director, principals, staffs and students with French embassy counselor and invited guests were visited the entoto observatory.