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Warwick in Africa on the BBC

The BBC recently created and broadcast a 30 minute documentary film following Warwick students on their “Mission for Maths” as part of the Warwick in Africa programme.

The film shows our students’ incredible journey teaching in South Africa during the summer and showcases the extraordinary impact that Warwick in Africa is having on the lives of the local township learners and teachers as well as their schools.

Warwick in Africa aims to enhance the education of young people in Africa and it has been achieving significant improvements in the quality of teaching – since its start up in 2006 Warwick in Africa has now benefitted over 90,000 young Africans in South Africa, Tanzania and Ghana. The programme is also having a profound effect on the volunteers, increasing the proportion of them that decide to enter teaching in the UK.

The programme was broadcast at various times on BBC World News, BBC New Channel, BBC1 and you can now watch it here courtesy of the BBC.

The work of the Warwick in Africa programme could not be achieved without the generous and welcome support of our alumni and friends.

Warwick alumnus, Lenny Henry also lent his support recently in this video produced by the University of Warwick.

If you are interested in finding out how you can make a difference to education in Africa, contact Mary McGrath, Development Director, Warwick in Africa: Tel: 024 7652 2661 or e-mail

You can also find out more about the project and make a donation online at