Our dream has long been to get our textbooks and teachers' guides in the hands of every primary teacher and pupil in East Africa. Along with our books we
provide teacher training on how to use them.
This is where you can help: Consider sponsoring a teacher and her class in Rwanda for £988 for the whole year.
Our founder/director/teacher, Katy Allen-Mtui filmed the video below with her iPhone to contrast the difference between how most primary schools teach English, versus how Education East Africa teaches English.
It's about 15 minutes. Please see production notes below video for details.
Production Notes: We added surtitles and subtitles to the video to help explain what you’re seeing. Where you see ‘SPER,’ this refers to us. In Rwanda, our project is called Support to Primary Education Rwanda, or SPER for short. Education East Africa is SPER.
In the first half of the video we’re observing the class before introducing The New Original English Course (NOEC) This is how most primary school pupils are taught English in Africa. In the second half of the video, you will see the teachers and pupils using our NOEC books, with accompanying wall charts. Notice how much easier it is for everyone when there is a real life connection with the words they are asked to learn. This is why we are desperate to get NOEC into every primary school in Rwanda.
Below is a half hour video of Katy speaking at our first ever workshop for government and school officials in Kigali, Rwanda. At the half-day workshop, we introduced everyone to our teachers and pupils, demonstrating how our Teacher Training and NOEC books are used in the classroom. Can you believe, this was the first time an education workshop actually brought the school to those in the position to decide the curriculum?
Like all charities, our greatest need is financial. If you would like to remember a favourite teacher or pupil by contributing to our work, PayPal Giving Fund will pass on 100% of your donation to us. There are no transaction fees when you choose this option. For other ways to give, please drop down to the bottom of the page. We are grateful for your enthusiasm and support.
The pictures below are from our many years teaching English and Maths in Tanzania's primary schools.