E-Learning in Tanzania – for many people this sounds like fiction. But in Africa, in particular, e-learning has great potential. One major problem, the lack of learning and teaching materials, can be addressed by leveraging digital media.
Digital literacy requires not only digital equipment, but also highly motivated, well trained teachers that can help the children to leverage digital media in their learning progress.
The new girl’s dormitory was officially opened in a ceremony with the District Commissioner of Mbulu, Dr. Chelestino Mofuga, on January 15. Over 200 girls from LEA Primary School will find her new home in this dormitory.
The construction of the new teacher house at Karama School is finished now despite delays due to the Corona crisis. This is another successful demonstration of the community participation at Karama School in Rukoma. Interview with Lein about improved teaching environment:
The Corona crisis has reached Africa including Tanzania. And different from Europe, most people in countries like Tanzania have no reserves and no social network covering their losses. Does that mean people in Tanzania are hopeless? Not at all
Martin Tango, the head of LEA Ministry, has a big trust: raising over 100,000 USD is an incredible amount of money in Tanzania. His trust is in God – so he starts the project despite uncertainty if and when the full amount will be available.
An e-learning pilot project has just been started at LEA Ministry in Dongobesh. This project leverages the digital library solution developed by Next Generation Africa e.V.. This solution acknowledges the limitation that schools in South East Africa generally face: lack of learning and teaching materials, lack of Internet connectivity, lack of teachers.
It was a special honor and pleasure to host our friends from Dongobesh / Tanzania during the second half of October. Martin Tango and his wife Maria together with Pastor Zak came for this roadshow to Germany after their sponsors in Czech invited them to a trip to Europe. We spent a great time together…
162 new desks arrived at Karama School. A big Thank You to all sponsors that made this possible! Now, the two seater desks can serve two instead of four children. This is great progress providing a better learning environment for the children at Karama School.
Building new classrooms in a primary school can take a lot of time – not only in Africa, but also in Germany. I have never seen a construction of a public building being finished in less than 9 months – until we came to Tanzania.