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Warwick in Africa teaching mission reaches over 15,000 learners

Volunteer teachers from the University of Warwick flew Emirates from the UK to Tanzania and South Africa to provide math and English lessons to over 15,000 learners across 28 schools. They also provided professional teacher training to over 700 local educators.

37 return flights for the volunteers were made possible thanks to donations of Skywards Miles to the Emirates Airline Foundation. The teams spent six weeks teaching in secondary schools, often in very basic conditions - with no electricity, water or sanitation. Volunteers also worked alongside local teachers and delivered training through multi-day teacher workshops to support them to develop their professional skills; ensuring the impact is felt long after the volunteers have flown home.

Together they transformed the subject knowledge, test results, ambition and motivation of learners and their teachers through inspiring lessons and workshops. Commenting on the training experience, Julian a teacher from Morogoro, Tanzania said, “The teacher workshops were the first training I have received since graduating six years ago. I travelled over 70 miles to take part and it’s been fantastic. I’ve gained so many new skills and learned how to make teaching fun. I regularly teach more than 70 learners in overcrowded classrooms, so the techniques I’ve learned on group work will be particularly useful.”

The Warwick in Africa programme looks forward to returning to their partner schools in Tanzania and South Africa in 2019 to achieve even more for the learners and teachers who have so much potential. Learn more about donating miles and other ways to donate.

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