Thanks to the support of the COSARAF Foundation, Warwick will be able to bring its successful education programme, Warwick in Africa, to Kenya for the first time.
The COSARAF grant will fund training for 260 Kenyan teachers over four years, supporting them to develop their classroom skills and learn the latest professional tools and techniques. The grant will also support 24 Warwick students volunteering in Kenyan classrooms, delivering high quality maths and English lessons.
Warwick in Africa has been running since 2006 as a partnership between the University of Warwick and teachers in township and rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme has already trained 5,000 African teachers and reached 600,000 learners in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania, and has been shown to significantly improve exam results in maths and English.
Akbar Sheikh from the COSARAF Foundation commented:
"COSARAF is delighted to support the expansion of this tried-and-tested programme. Teachers and learners in sub-Saharan Africa face very real challenges, with class sizes regularly topping 40 pupils, and with limited opportunities for teachers to develop their skills through professional training. If children do not leave school with good Maths and English they face lifelong challenges in gaining and keeping work. We know that where Warwick in Africa works with local schools exam scores in Maths and English rise across the board. By supporting Warwick in Africa, we will help young people in Kenya to realise their potential"
To find out more about Warwick in Africa, please click here.