Impacting Digital Literacy in Tanzania with Tanzania Education Corporation
Education Access and Digital Literacy in Tanzania
In Tanzania, only 30% of youth 14–17 years enroll in secondary education. Past that, only 3% enroll in the final two years of schooling. Less than 10% of primary school children achieve foundational learning outcomes such as literacy, numeracy, and life skills needed for further education. Because of this, access to digital literacy in Tanzania is scarce.
Enhancing Curriculums with STEM Resources
In partnership with Tumaini Schools, Tanzania Education Corp provides a top-tier education to over 1,100 pre-primary to secondary students. The schools rank in the top 1% of schools in the district. In effect, they serve as a model for government schools in the area with their enhanced curriculum including project-based learning and STEM resources. Some project-based learning courses include coding with Python and Java as well as expository writing. TEC further supports students by holding events for alumni to connect as they enter their careers.
Team4Tech Supports Training in Digital Skills
TEC partnered with Team4Tech to establish a foundation of technology literacy amongst the teachers and student body at Tumaini Schools. Incorporating technology into teaching and learning will also facilitate a smooth transition for students to the university. Technology increases the capacity of the staff through professional development resources and opportunities. Overall, the goal is to equip staff with the skills to source, access, and online research resources. These resources will diversify their lesson delivery and incorporate a wider range of resources to supplement the government curriculum.
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