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• African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP), is a a traveling program that brings together up to 80 students, who are treated to intensive lectures and training by top-flight physicists in efforts to boost more science careers in Africa. 

• How can philanthropists provide funding to more initiatives that are working on education systems change in Africa? 

• Read about the importance of physics classes for a career in STEM. 

Africa-born particle physicist Ketevi Assamagan is a man on a mission. His goal is to bring science education to a new generation of young Africans through a traveling program known as the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications, or ASP.

"Sometimes, people just need some help to be able to find the right resources," said Assamagan, an ASP founder who works at the U.S Energy Department's Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York. "So, together with some colleagues, we decided to create this school."

Born in Guinea, Assamagan grew up in Togo and earned a doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1995. Gratitude to past mentors fueled his desire to start the ASP, he said.

Read the full article about launching more science careers in Africa by the staff at Global Citizen