In 2003 the Scientific Advisory and Information Network of Kenya contacted the Chemistry Video Consortium for help with teaching Chemistry. In a collaborative project with the Royal Society of Chemistry, multimedia materials and books were sent out and the “Chemistry Aid” project was born.
In subsequent years the “Chemistry Aid” team explored a number of ways of enabling students in Africa and Developing Countries to access modern aspects of teaching and learning Chemistry, Physics and Biology. All had limited success because students in rural villages had no access to electricity.
In 2010, with availability of a very low wattage data/video projector from DELL, it became possible to design a relatively low-cost solar energy generator system for rural schools (see exclusive VIDEO and VIRTUAL CLASSROOM PRESS RELEASE). This system has been tested in Kenya and has the approval of the Kenyan Ministry of Education. All the pictures have the CVC Copyright so can be used freely.
Funding is now being sought to install these systems on a wide scale in Kenya and other Developing countries (see CHEMISTRY AID IN SOUTH EAST ASIA) so as to broaden the benefits of the “Chemistry Aid” project to other countries.
In 2014, the remit of Chemistry Aid was broadened to Science and Technology Aid to incorporate teaching and learning Biology, Chemistry, IT Maths and Physics.