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Cosmos Education Mission Statement and Vision


The mission of Cosmos Education is to foster an understanding of global sustainable development through improved science and technology education in developing regions of the world.


Youth are the future.
Education is the key.

The vision of Cosmos Education is to have an impact on sustainability and development in underdeveloped nations.

Our method is working from the ground up - reaching individual students and teachers by being effective in the classroom. Our model is grassroots development within a community; we want the youth in developing regions of the world to decide how their nations should develop. In order to do this, the youth must understand the rapidly changing world around them. They must be inspired, empowered, and engaged in their education. Our goal is a to encourage children to ask the questions that will drive development from within.

CE Mission Statement Implementation


  1. Students
    • Our African team members are role models for the students, Africans who have used education and learning to develop themselves.
    • We give exciting, interesting presentations that will encourage students to think for themselves and to continue learning.
    • We present topics that are relevant to development in Africa, or arepractical in careers that interest the students.
    • We talk about African scientists/inventors who have contributed to the world's base of knowledge, emphasizing the importance of Africans doing science for Africa.
  2. Teachers
    • Our volunteers bring energy into the classroom, exciting students about what we teach and we bring teachers along on our wave of energy.
    • We share our innovative teaching methods and new ideas in the classroom, including local teachers in the presentation when possible and tailoring our program according to their direction
  3. Team Members
    • Share teaching ideas and knowledge from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds
    • Observe each other interacting with students in the classroom
    • Draw from each other's energy and differing life experience


  1. Students
    • Present material that is at the students' learning level, and then challenge them to think at a higher level.
    • Present students with practical information about how to apply and pay for university
    • Our African team members talk about how they went through this process.
  2. Teachers
    • Invite teachers to stay in classrooms during our presentations both for feedback and participation
    • Encourage students to recognize their teachers as a resource and to appreciate the support that they provide.
  3. Team Members
    • Through intra-team teaching enable team members with limited science background to teach scientific principles
    • Give team members positions of responsibility while on the ground and in the longer term, so that they have a sense of ownership in the organization/project
    • Set up offices in African countries and empower African team members to run those offices


  1. Students
    • We attempt to present material in an engaging and interactive way that is new to their classroom.
    • We leave time for individual discussion with students after our presentations.
  2. Teachers
    • We ask teachers how we can best be of help to them in the future.
    • We address issues in the current educational system.
    • Provide support resources to teachers by networking between local associations.
  3. Team Members
    • Encourage interaction among a diverse group of individuals from various cultures.
    • Continue conversations/communications throughout the year between UAS expeditions.


In Kenya, Cosmos Education Kenya is Registered Society No. 26710.
In the United States, Cosmos Education is a Project of The Tides Center, a 501(c)3 non‑profit organisation.
In England and Wales, Cosmos Education UK is Registered Charity No. 1100278
Cosmos Education Zambia is registered under the Societies Act in the Republic of Zambia, Registration No. ORS/102/35/3017.