Nicholas Robinson School

Mekelle, Ethiopia

In the heart of northern Ethiopia this school primarily provides education to the sons and daughters of war veterans. Mekelle is set in the picturesque north on plans around 2,000 meters above sea level which will provide a stunning backdrop for balloon chasing. The school caters for students from kindergarten all the way through secondary school and has just see it’s first set of alumni graduate with 100% placement in universities. The school has never launched a high altitude balloon before but has experience of similar practical science programmes. Like Yellobric they are advocated of women’s education and this programme will help to inspire their female students to take up science.

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June 29, 2017

Ethiopian Launch Day

Video showing still images from the Ethiopia launch on the 18th of June will follow. Above is the exciting moment of launch! The two schools in Ethiopia had to overcome considerably more administrative hurdles than schools in the both […]
December 5, 2016

Introducing Nicholas Robinson School

Did you know that the fossil Lucy, one of our oldest hominid ancestors, is from Ethiopia? Watch this video to get to know the student team as well as a little be about Ethiopia and its culture.