We will design and develop "classroom kits" for schools throughout the Mara Region of Tanzania, and create a strategy for piloting and distributing the kits.
Coloring in the Classroom seeks to develop and distribute "classroom kits" containing key instructional materials and equipment, focusing on early childhood and primary schools in Mara Tanzania that lack sufficient resources.
We know that adequate stimulation and learning materials are vital to learning. Yet, as we see on our study abroad trips to the Mara Region, many schools lack the basics including desks, books, and writing utensils, not to mention classroom technology, decorations and instructional materials. Through this new initiative, we hope to support student learning through collaborating with existing schools and teachers. Exploration focused on Montessori materials and a collaboration with a Montessori center in Dar es Salaam is also anticipated.
The project will result in an enhanced educational experience for children in affiliated schools. Although the project will start small with a focus on 3 partner schools, we hope to develop a scalable model that can be implemented with other schools throughout the Mara Region and beyond.
|Length of commitment||Less than a semester (0-2 months)|
|Level of collaboration||Variable|
|Who is eligible||All students welcomed|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
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