April was marked with celebration at Mamire Teachers’ College. 230 newly qualified teachers formally received their teaching qualifications, during the College’s annual graduation ceremony, presided over by the College’s Dean. 193 Certificates in Primary Education; 37 Diplomas in Secondary Education were awarded in 2024. Tamimu was one of this year’s graduates. He successfully completed his…

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In Tanzania, universal access to education is supported by the national Government with fee-free primary and secondary education. However, the funding that schools receive, directly from the Government, are inadequate to cover operations, nor infrastructure costs. The Government of Tanzania provides the equivalent of AUD $3.60 per enrolled child, per year, direct to a school.…

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A growth mindset recognises that excellence is developed through effort, training and persistence. In contrast, a fixed mindset is the belief that ability is based on innate traits. In marginalised schools, with minimal-to-no investment in teachers, the expectations of teachers, and students is low. It then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. A powerful tool to change…

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Our school farms project, Shamba Letu, has been kick started in 2024 with hands-on training. 81 children, 2 teachers, and 2 Champions in Shamba Letu clubs, at Kibowen Komen and Mlimani Primary schools  in Nakuru, participated in a training session facilitated by the local Government Agricultural Extension Officer. Peter, a Grade 7 student from Kibomen…

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