Happy summer to all our of supporters!
There is much news about TIA to share. Thanks to a generous grant from the MacArthur Grant, we have been able to expand TIA and this summer there will be two separate TIA workshops taking place from June 23rd to July 5th. These workshops will be integrated with school-based workshops that will start happening right after the seminar. Adding these school-based workshops will centralize our teacher training program and allow the program to have a greater reach: impacting more schools, more teachers and more students.
The seminar will take place at Mwenge University College of Education in Moshi, Tanzania. Each year, these 100% Tanzanian led training seminars draw secondary-level teachers from across Tanzania who want to improve the quality of instruction in their own classrooms. The teachers work through case studies, which are designed to help them understand how to use active, participatory techniques in their lessons.
The MacArthur foundation selected organizations, like AfricAid, because they were “looking for fresh thinking about providing quality secondary education, so that every child has a chance at living a fulfilled life and contributing to his or her local community and our global society.”
We look forward to sharing with you in our next update, stories from these upcoming and powerful TIA workshops.
Teachers are one of the most influential factors in ensuring high-quality education in a school. AfricAid is passionate not just about providing ways for girls to have educational opportunities but for their experience in school to one of high quality. We have a vision of classrooms full of girls learning, growing and reaching their potential. And for this dream to become reality, we need trained and qualified teachers teaching in those classrooms.
We are so thankful for all of your support and generosity towards this project. Your donations to our Teacher Training Scholarships project are so powerful. Imagine what can happen when highly trained teachers fill the classrooms of Tanzanian, the impact will change the educational landscape of Tanzania.
Happy summer to all our of supporters,
In 2009 the percentage of girls that progressed from primary to secondary school in Tanzania was only 37% (The World Bank).
There are many factors that prevent or greatly hinder girls from advancing in their education. Cultural attitudes and traditions surrounding gender along with financial expenses are two significant obstacles that girls in Tanzania face in their pursuit of education.
With your support and financial contributions, we can change the landscape of education in Tanzania. We can provide solutions to some of these obstacles and create opportunties for these girls to attend school, and continue attending school.
We are so appreciative of your generosity and hope that you will continue to partner with us in opening doors to education for girls who desperately want and need education to transform their futures.