It’s hard enough to succeed when you live in the remote Mtwara region of Tanzania, but even harder when you are deaf.
13-year-old Mary and other disabled learners in her school found that their learning experience was transformed by Warwick in Africa volunteer Elisabeth.
This is what Mary had to say about her experience and how your donations have helped her through the Warwick in Africa programme:
Miss Elisabeth includes so many fun activities and uses a lot of actions and expressions that simplifies our learning. She makes sure everyone has understood before moving on to a new topic.
I love how she adapts lessons for everyone to take part; our usual teachers can forget about us and we get lost.
I find it tough to be in inclusive education because there is very little co-operation from other learners. I hardly have any friends who are not deaf. Warwick has made a really big difference by including us; it’s given us more confidence and we feel more integrated.
After school I want to be an inspirational teacher like Miss Elisabeth and teach deaf learners because I know how much they suffer.
In 2017 the Warwick in Africa programme had a fantastic year, working with 109 volunteers in 28 secondary schools, training 518 teachers and teaching 23,008 learners. Average test results increased from 42% to 62% after just six weeks of teaching!