The Tanzanian primary schools rarely have more than one English book per classroom. As a result, more than 70% of their students fail the entrance exam for secondary school and end their education at 7th grade. Should a student be lucky enough to pass the entrance exam fewer than 10% are able to master the English secondary school curriculum and graduate.
The EfforTZ Mobile English Library is making a positive difference by providing the much needed English books and school supplies to the public primary schools which enable them to provide their students with a more sound foundation in English.
Most families are so poor that they are unable to provide their children with the necessary supplies for school. Most students attend school with a single, much used pencil.
The schools available resources aren't much better: they provide paper to a student, a single sheet at a time, which is kept at school and reused until its no longer useful.
EfforTZ provides pencils, paper, rulers, erasers, crayons and other necessary supplies to the schools for use in the classrooms.
"In...changing schools to properly use the English language we need assistance...and books.” Jumanne Maghembe, Minister for Education & Vocational Training
Not surprisingly, with one book per classroom, the Tanzanian primary schools and its teachers have not had access to educational aids to assist them with their English instruction. Through its volunteers, EfforTZ has designed and developed classroom aids to supplement the English books it is providing through the mobile English library. These aids include assessment worksheets, classroom posters, lesson plans, literacy activities, and curriculum guides.
EfforTZ Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity.
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