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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Tracking school attendance is necessary to improve student outcomes, reduce absenteeism, and promote accountability. In schools which lack ICT equipment and digital literacy, attendance records are tracked on paper — however this method makes understanding attendance trends difficult due to the sheer volume of paper files. In an effort to better track attendance rates in…

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