The transition to secondary school is difficult for any child, but particularly in Tanzania, when they suddenly need to start learning in English. This year, we are supporting schemes in 8 schools who have been teaching over 700 students for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week since the end of September, thanks to a grant from the Eddie Byers Fund matched by an anonymous donor.
Tunamkumbuka, one of four ‘Ikimba Project Schools’ supported by TDT, was one of the most improved schools nationally last year. TDT was pleased to fund new desks and chairs to relieve pressure of numbers resulting from this success.
On his second visit to the Ikimba schools, Jonathan caught up with old friends and discussed some great ideas for girls’ empowerment.