In rural East Africa, Maths is traditionally viewed as a "hard, difficult and elitist" subject.The complex concepts and theories of maths, mean that the slow learners or the disadvantaged (many times the disabled, girls, and children in poverty or war-torn area) struggle to understand the subject. Furthermore girls are at times distracted from concentration by home chores, family obligations etc. Yet maths-based skills like problem solving and critical thinking are key skills for any career.
We have developed an innovative mathematics teaching approach that uses learning aids drawn from local culture to explain and simplify concepts to children. We have also developed a database to track the learning and progression in the class. We would like to show disadvantaged children and their teachers, that maths is apart of everyday life. It is beautiful and relevant. It is a skill that they will need in order to progress and build a career.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||10,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan|
|Recruit||3 board, 3 management, 5 field staff, 30 volunteers|
|New Feature||Add a learning - Module to the M&E database that tracks impact of the teaching.|
Development Team: Dr. Janet Kaahwa - Maths & Girls Researcher, Maths teacher training, 30 Yrs Dr. Yusto Kaahwa - Physics Professor, STEM methods, 40 Yrs Harriet Busingye - Governance & Legal Expert, 20 yrs Anthony Lubandi - Auditor, Accounts 15 yrs James Alituhikya - Technology Expert Esther Kantate - Child education Carol Kahuma - Curriculum Specialist Operations team is 90% Youth, and 52% Female. We have strategic institutional partnerships in academia, and from the ministry of Education.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH