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What is Warwick in Africa about?

Over 465,000 learners since 2006

Our historyWiA

In 2006 a few students set out on a small volunteering project teaching English and Maths in an African school. Today we run a multi-layered programme helping learners and their teachers across South Africa, Tanzania and Ghana.

Our mission

We believe that enhancing education in Africa is a direct route to liberation from poverty, and we have now reached over 465,000 learners in 12 years.

Helping learners to achieve more

Volunteer teachers are selected from our best students, alumni and corporate partners to undertake a 4-6 week placement in Africa. They deliver energetic, inspirational maths and English lessons to some of the poorest schools in Africa, and introduce new teaching methods to inspire lasting change in the classroom.

We also run Teacher Workshops, helping teachers with new techniques and pedagogy, transforming the way they teach locally. A small number of outstanding teachers take part in the Warwick Study Programme. This two-week intensive training course at Warwick enhances their leadership and teaching skills, and they use these skills to inspire more teachers and education professionals when they return.

Helping volunteers to grow and develop

Volunteering has a profound effect for those who take part. Volunteers consistently report that their resilience, teaching, communication, leadership and team building skills have grown, and many of them also find their vocation: before Warwick in Africa, 39% say they would consider a career in teaching. Afterwards, 49% plan to train to become teachers.

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