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Our impact

90,000 learners benefited so far

184 students and 14 alumni teachers taken part

580 African teachers benefitted from master classes, 16 have attended the Warwick study programme in UK

Up to 50% improvement in learner attendance

30-40% improvement in performance

Before the Warwick in Africa experience, on average 42% plan to teach, after Warwick in Africa, 60% plan to go into teaching

28% of Warwick in Africa students have now qualified as teachers teach in challenging schools

It costs just £16 per month to teach a child through Warwick in Africa

This summer, Warwick in Africa was independently evaluated. Led by Professor Tony Bush, Institute of Education, he was supported by five other field academics. They concluded:

The evidence overwhelming suggests that the WiA students have made a significant impact in the host schools. Almost all school based interviewees, principals, HoDs, educators and learners, stressed the value of the contributions.

With reference to the impact of the contribution, they state,

The evidence shows that the WiA students made a significant impact on many, but not all, learners. Many learners were inspired and motivated to learn maths, a subject that is often unpopular, with low standards, in many African schools. The students succeeded through innovative teaching approaches in the classroom, by building confidence with learners, and through extra-curricular activities such as maths clubs.

The report concludes that,

The evaluation evidence shows that almost all the participants: principals, educators, learners and the WIA students, are very positive about the WiA experience. They claim that the programme energises learners, provides an alternative and broadly successful approach to teaching and learning, which some educators plan to emulate, and offers a potentially life-changing experience for the WiA students.

Reference: Evaluation of the “Warwick in Africa” Programme, Final report, October 2011

Professor Tony Bush, University of Warwick; Dr John Lusingu, Dar es Salaam University; Professor Raj Mestry, University of Johannesburg; Dr Vuyisile Msila, UNISA; Dr Pontso Moorosi University of Warwick, Dr George Oduro, University of Cape Coast