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an orbital project

A groundbreaking educational project to educate, empower and inspire disadvantaged youth through space science and an orbital experiment.

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VISION

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Our mission is to provide a unique collaborative educational experience for young displaced students and underprivileged children of the hosting communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

Our vision is to inspire and empower the young disadvantaged communities, providing them with valuable skills that will open the doors to extraordinary opportunities in further education and employment alike.

We also hope that this project will help to change the perception of refugees and will act as a catalyst to bring about a collaborative effort in tackling the consequences of the Humanitarian Crisis.

2020 SPACE MISSION

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Young refugees as well as other high school age students from hosting communities will participate in a cutting-edge educational program based on the central theme of space and space science, combining mathematics, electronics, engineering, physics, and project management.

Our year-long educational program, will culminate in launching into space a satellite that will not only be partially constructed and programmed by the students but will also broadcast their message into space!

THE MISSION OUTCOME

Develop a unique STEM Program for displaced students and underprivileged students from the host communities, promoting greater integration. This model can then be released open-source, ported and adapted for students in similar situations world-wide.

Establish a community of capable students that can go on to assist and encourage their younger siblings and neighbours.

Give the students a broad range of skills and experiences that improve their prospects and raise aspiration both in the short and long term.

Generate interest in these marginalised communities and direct this into long-term, sustainable education and awareness initiatives.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN

SKILLS IN PROGRAMMING

Using microcontrollers to program and control local and remote experiments, gaining practical skills assembling electronic components in the process


Learning data analysis by hand, and then understanding the advantage of software when applied to collecting data


Learn to build up larger programs from smaller building blocks

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Solving physics-based problems by reason, trial-and-error or algebraic methods

 

Analyzing and evaluating experimental data to produce graphs and key statistics

 

Improved numeracy and algebraic ability

 

Exposure to the broad application of mathematics and understanding of some applications

PRACTICAL SKILLS

 Soldering/assembling electronic circuits


Designing experiments and using the scientific method


Learning to test, adapt and improve a prototype

SOFT SKILLS

Collaboration in small teams, over multiple teaching sessions


Communication skills both within the group and to the external world, as they create their own messages to go onboard


Time management and project planning skills


Working with students from different backgrounds and ages and with international team-members

CALL TO ORBIT PROGRAM

Phoenix Space is part of the ‘Call to Orbit' orbit readiness program, run by Open Cosmos and European Space Agency.

In a first of its kind, we will culminate this programme with an in-orbit experiment aboard a satellite in collaboration with the European Space Agency and Open Cosmos. The students will build, test and use the apparatus to take useful data from low-earth orbit, inspiring them in a unique opportunity to learn and collaborate in truly global science.

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For millions of refugee girls education remains an aspiration, not a reality. Of the estimated 1 million registered Syrian refugee youth aged 15-24, 32% are of upper secondary age. The school enrolment rate for Syrian girls of this age is under 25% in most host countries. Female refugee representation in STEM-related fields of study and work in this region is almost non-existent.


Girls@PhoenixSpace brings special attention to our female students, which are at the age when the opportunity cost for girls continuing education in particular becoming high. Our solution is multidimensional – not only providing STEM and soft skills and follow up programs, but also empowering girls through public awareness campaigns and community awareness initiatives. We believe enabling girls to actively participate and shape experiments such as launching a satellite can inspire more young women to pursue STEM education.


We believe programs such as Girls@PhoenixSpace can foster the spirit of innovation and technological inclusion of girls, empowering them to shape their future and the future of their communities.

PARTNERS

STORY

Only 40% of refugee children attend schools in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan and not even 3% manage to pursue higher education or obtain high-skilled jobs.

The idea of Phoenix Space emerged during another onsite project: our team was filming a short documentary about refugee children’s aspirations.

We realised many of their dreams will not be fulfilled if not provided with inspirations, tools and opportunities. As a response to an immediate need in the region, we created Phoenix Space. 

PHOENIX SPACE APP

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UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Phoenix Space initiative is in line and cognisant of the SDGs, addressing global challenges and promoting a better and more sustainable future for all.

GET INVOLVED

Join Us!

VOLUNTEER / TEACHER / AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER​

Want to be part of the Phoenix Space teaching and mentoring family? We have various volunteer opportunities, click Contact Us to discover more!

Tech Partners

EMPOWER WITH US

Support us on this empowering journey with your technical expertise and mentoring opportunities. 

Sponsor

PARTNER WITH US

Phoenix Space provides an extraordinary opportunity for our partners to be a part of the empowering program for disadvantaged youth and make an impact of truly cosmic proportions. 

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MAKE IT HAPPEN

If you have unwanted gallons of helium or a particle detector, we will gladly take it off your hands and put it to use in our partical experiment classes.

We will be grateful for the following items: high-altitude / weather balloon, cameras, circuit boards, soldering irons, wires, multimeters, old Arduinos, LEDs.

MAKE IT LOUD

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Help us getting more public outreach to reach diverse audiences and bring the orbital project to people everywhere.
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Phoenix Space Education Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, Company Number: 12340748.  

Phoenix Space is an Adopted Charity of Prospero World – a UK Registered Charity: 1163952.

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