Walter Peeters: President International Space University in France
Nelson Mandela once stated 'Education is the most powerfull weapon whitch you can use to change twe world'.
There is no doubt that, as he was extremmely well-placed, he understood the full power of this statement. Indeed, several early initiatives, like those from UNESCO and ESA on animal tracking in Africa have shown that space and astronomy are very strong tools to motivate young people in Afrika to pursue technical careers later and STEM education leading to this.
The problem is to privide the schools with the necessary tools to stimulate this at an early age, when important decisions are made on the educational track to be followed. The initiative 'Sterren Schitteren Voor Iedereen' is therefore on paramount importance, having my full support and admiration.
(signed) Walter Peeters President ISU April 27 2018