2018 has been a busy year at Learning For Humanity. These are some of the projects we have been working on this past year. Thank you to everyone who has supported us!
Tusitawi is an interactive learning platform that engages students and promotes a love of learning. Tusitawi is Kiswahili for “let us flourish.” This cloud-based system is launching in Kenya for the start of school in January 2019. Tusitawi’s impressive collection of educational resources establishes strong literacy and numeracy skills to supplement a student’s school work, prepare for exams or for homeschooling. The guided learning portion includes textbooks, educational videos, games, and many other resources to prepare students for life, their career or further education.
Launching St Mary’s EcoSchool, Zimbabwe
Learning For Humanity is pleased to announce the launch of our EcoSchool at St Mary’s Catholic School in Hwange, Zimbabwe, south of Victoria Falls. In September, St. Mary’s EcoSchool was officially commissioned. The photo above (left photo and right photo) is the commemorative plaque now displayed at St. Mary’s. Representatives from World Vision Canada, World Vision Zimbabwe, the Minister of Education, and the Head Mistress of St Mary’s were among those present for the commisioning ceremony (middle photo).
EcoSchool provides quality educational resources to 853 primary school children and their 23 teachers. St Mary’s is the pilot school project with World Vision Canada and World Vision Zimbabwe. Our goal is to grow our partnership with World Vision as they focus on the poorest of the poor. New computer labs were set up at the school and the teachers were trained on using the system. Each teacher received a certificate for completing our week-long training, as well as a tablet to use in their classrooms.
The Choma Project
Learning For Humanity has been working with Brethren in Christ (BIC) Church, Zambia to implement Tusitawi eLearning Solution in their 12 schools in the Choma region, Zambia. The 11,100 students and 340 teachers at the 8 primary schools and 4 secondary schools in the region will benefit from the life-altering, educational revolution that Tusitawi provides.
These schools are situated in one of the poorest areas of Zambia, where early school drop-out followed by work in subsistence agriculture and a life of extreme poverty is the normal cycle.
Looking forward we are continuing our work with World Vision in Zimbabwe, preparing for a 2019 project with the Brethren In Christ Church, Zambia, and January will see the launch of Tusitawi, our national Kenya Cloud School.