Bringing that Warwick magic to classrooms across Africa thanks to donors like you
Our alumni are vital to the Warwick story in all sorts of ways. This summer one graduate is helping current Warwick students to reach out to communities in Tanzania in new ways...
Warwick in Africa has been teaching Maths and English to learners in Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa since 2006. Each summer talented Warwick students travel to secondary schools across Africa and spend 6 weeks sharing their knowledge and bringing our special Warwick ‘magic’ to classrooms packed full of learners. As a result we see significant improvements in knowledge, test results improving by 57%, motivation and new ambition in these African learners.
We first started working in Tanzania in 2008 thanks to Warwick alumnus Jaymin Trivedi. Jaymin graduated from the Business School in 1978 and has remained involved with Warwick ever since. As a Tanzanian national he has a real passion for improving education in the country and has generously supported the expansion of Warwick in Africa to Tanzania.
This summer he has increased his support to enable us to do even more and have a longer lasting legacy. We will be piloting two innovative new programmes:
- Teacher Coaching and Development: we will be introducing this new approach alongside our classroom teaching in our Tanzanian partner schools. Lack of teacher training is a big challenge across Africa so by providing intensive professional development for all school staff we expect to see a big change in the quality of teaching and learning.
- Solar Powered Resources: this gives schools access to high quality learning materials in remote areas where there is no access to mobile networks or wifi. This portable, solar powered ‘box’ will contain a huge range of resources and teaching materials to support teachers in the classroom. Of particular importance will be the English language resources to help improve the poor standards of English seen in many Tanzanian schools.
Thanks to Jaymin and our Warwick in Africa supporters, over 2,000 Tanzanian learners and their teachers will benefit from improved Maths and English teaching this summer.