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.
TDT funds a number of school projects throughout Tanzania, including Ikimba Schools in Kagera Region. Recent projects include resources for a science laboratory at Izimbya School and building a new girls’ hostel at Tunamkumbuka Secondary School. We also support the transition to English-speaking secondary schooling through a project jointly funded with the Eddie Byers Fund and donations from Ruth and Ralph Isaacs.
A direct report from recipients of one TDT grant which provided a computer lab for a secondary school in Manyoni.
The transition to secondary school is difficult for any child, but particularly in Tanzania, when they suddenly are supposed to start learning in English. From having a few teachers speaking Swahili to many new subjects in a new language this is a big challenge. Many students struggle to understand their teachers and start to drop behind and lose interest. Therefore we were delighted to receive a grant from the Eddie Byers Fund.