The University of Warwick will be able to bring its successful education programme, Warwick in Africa, to Kenya for the first time thanks to the support of the COSARAF Foundation.
The COSARAF grant will fund training for 260 Kenyan teachers over four years, supporting them to develop their classroom skills and learn the latest professional tools and techniques. The grant will also support 24 Warwick students volunteering in Kenyan classrooms over the same period delivering high quality maths and English lessons.
Warwick in Africa has been running since 2006 as a partnership between the University of Warwick and teachers in township and rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme has already trained 5,000 African teachers and reached 600,000 learners in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania and has been shown to significantly improve exam results in maths and English.
More than half the teachers attending a workshop in 2018 said it was the only professional training they had received that year, showing the value of Warwick in Africa’s work. With more than half of Kenya’s teachers aged over 50, training a new generation of teachers is a key challenge.