Sudan 1st Edition
In its first year, the Science Film Festival in Sudan reached approx. 200 children in several private schools and at the Al Sajjanah Youth Centre in Khartoum.
The Science Film Festival Sudan was organized by the Goethe-Institut Sudan in cooperation with three Sudani schools and with the support of Mercedes-Benz as the main sponsor. Screenings were organized from November 16 to December 14, 2014 in Unity School, Ivory School, Malak Centre. Volunteers and teachers of the partner organizations carried out screenings and activities, assisted by staff from the Goethe-Institut.
For the preparation teachers had attended an introductory training workshop on how to use science films to promote science content and how to engage their pupils in activities related to technology like astronomy, environment and animals as well as storytelling.
North Africa and the Middle East
The Pre Jury
Ayman Elsayed holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University ...
Dr. Osama Rayis
Dr. Osama Rayis is a leading scientist and General Manger at Africa City of Technology in Khartoum, Sudan ...
Samar Darwish Kirresh
Samar Darwish Kirresh is the Senior Researcher leading the Empowerment Programme at the Walid and Helen Science Education Project ...
Ayah Younis specializes in hands-on educational programs that are developed scientifically ...
Director Planetarium Science Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Ayman Elsayed holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University in 2002, and joined the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the same year. Mr. El Sayed is the Deputy Director of the Planetarium Science Canter (PSC) at the Library of Alexandria, Egypt since 2010. He has wide experience in managing informal education activities, programs and events under the umbrella of Science and Technology. His network extends beyond Egypt as he has successfully implemented and established various collaborations with different international science centers and museums, where exchange of experience and the know-how is an added value. Mr. El Sayed also designs and supervises educational activities related to children and the public at large. He is also responsible of the PSC Hands on Science activities operated by the affiliate centers in other Egyptian governorates.
Dr. Osama Rayis
General Manager Africa City of Technology in Khartoum
Dr. Osama Rayis is a leading scientist and General Manger at Africa City of Technology in Khartoum, Sudan. He holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Middle East Technical University. Furthermore, he studied at Khartoum Polytechnic, University of Paderborn in Germany and at Harvard. Dr. Osama has been working in the field of science education for the past 25 years. He is a senior member of the education society of IEEE, and he is involved in many educational activities in the region.
Samar Darwish Kirresh
Senior Researcher Walid and Helen Kattan Science Education Project
Samar Darwish Kirresh is the Senior Researcher leading the Empowerment Programme at the Walid and Helen Science Education Project (WHKSEP) at the Qattan Center for Educational Research and Development – A.M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah-Palestine. Samar, a Palestinian from Jerusalem, has a B.Sc. in Biology and Medical Technology and an MA in Science Education. She had an active career in teaching, teacher training and heading the science department at College des Frere in Jerusalem. Besides, she is a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Education at Birzeit University. She joined WHKSEP as a Senior Researcher in 2011. She mainly works on coordinating and developing the Teacher Empowerment Programme. Her research and work topics of interest include; inservice professional development, interaction between Science and Arts, Science cartoons and Animation for science learning and communication, and children’s images of Science and Scientists.
Education and Programs Assistant Manager Children’s Museum Jordan
Ayah Younis specializes in hands-on educational programs that are developed scientifically. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan and a Certificate in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale/USA. Younis is currently the Education and Program Assistant Manager at the Children’s Museum Jordan, where she works with the team on producing and implementing interactive and unconventional learning programs for the children between 2 and 12 years old.