Applications for Warwick In Africa's summer 2019 programme are now open. Since 2006, the initiative has grown exponentially, currently consisting of a multi-layered programme helping learners and their teachers across South Africa, Tanzania and Ghana. In 2017, Warwick In Africa worked with 109 volunteers, trained 518 teachers and taught 23,008 learners. A number of GSD students have previously taken part in the programme and found it to be a transformational experience.
Volunteering as an English teacher in Accra (Ghana) for Warwick in Africa in 2017 was an experience that drastically changed my world-view. I had never visited an African country before, therefore being in contact with the Ghanaian culture was truly eye-opening. Teaching and living in Ghana comes with some challenges, however, thanks the support of both the University and the local staff members I managed to settle in and fully appreciate my stay. I taught English to four classes at a junior high school with an average of 50 students per class, from 8am to 3pm. Most of the times I stayed longer in school to teach them some Italian and organise dancing competitions. Being open minded and able to adapt to a different (and amazing) environment helped me get the most out of this experience.
Nicola Blasetti, 2017 Warwick In Africa participant