Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Program has been launched in the Maldives.
It was launched on Saturday, by the Institute of Global Success (IGS), who earlier this month launched Maldives’ first space program in partnership with KSF Space Foundation in the United Kingdom.
While the one-month program is to be conducted in capital Male’, students in grades seven, eight and nine can apply.
A maximum of 28 students are to be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis, and those that complete the program will be awarded a certificate from the Canadian Space Agency.
Students that do not make the first batch will be waitlisted and given priority for such future training programs.
While the program is to be held from 6 December 2020 to 7 January 2021, there is a course fee of MVR 2,990.
At the launching ceremony held on Saturday, IGS’ Chairman Riffath Mohamed noted that students that partake in the Junior Astronaut Program will get further training opportunities at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA.
The aim of the Institute for Global Success is “to develop a new breed of leaders who are committed to reach their full potential and achieve world class success”.