Warwick in Africa has been working with Magdalena for over 6 years. It was 2016 when Magdalena Mtewele visited Warwick as a delegate on our Warwick Study Programme. It was partly because of her commitment and continued enthusiasm when she returned home that the Lead Teacher role was created within the programme to allow us to continue working with these exceptional educators on a long term basis.
Since then, Maggie has hosted countless Warwick in Africa volunteers in her school, making them feel at home in Morogoro and facilitating the success of their placements.
Her commitment to ensuring her learners success is unparalleled and countless times Maggie has gone above and beyond to ensure her learners cannot just complete their education but excel.
As well as taking a lead role in WiA’s annual teacher workshops, she has run several of her own independent workshops for other teachers focusing on topics from teaching with technology to 21st Century Skills. Magdalena makes the most of every opportunity.
Maggie has formed lasting friendships with her fellow Lead Teachers, taking the opportunity to visit them in their home countries and maintaining an ongoing dialogue that goes beyond the classroom.
We are delighted that Maggie's achievements have been further recognised and she is currently in the USA on a Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) Scholarship. Maggie is teaching English and collaborating with fellow teachers from Hondulas, Belarus, Egypt, Kazakstan, Iraq, Algentina, Uruguay and Sudan.
“I am who I am today because of your support.”
Whilst the achievement of gaining the scholarship is all her own, WiA is so honoured to work with and play a small part in supporting such an inspiring and dedicated teacher.
We can’t wait to see what Maggie does next!