Maasai School Visit
The school is a community kindergarten/pre-school for young children unable to afford education offered by expensive private academies. The children really love a visit and are very fond of cameras and picture taking! However...
One of Africa's problems...
Is due to high linguistic diversity, the legacy of colonialism and the need for knowledge of international languages such as English and French in employment and higher education, most schooling in Africa takes places in languages that teachers and pupils do not speak natively, and in some cases simply do not understand. There is considerable evidence that pupils schooled in a second language achieve poorer results than those schooled in their mother tongue, as lack of proficiency in the second language impairs understanding and encourages ineffective rote learning reason for the low education rates in Africa is the lack of proper schooling facilities and unequal opportunity for education across countries.
Many schools across Africa find it hard to employ teachers due to the low pay and lack of suitable people. This is particularly true for schools in remote areas. Most people who manage to receive education would prefer to move to big cities or even overseas where more opportunities and higher pay await. Thus, there will be an overly large class sizes and high average number of students per teacher in a school.
We often arrange some candy, pencils or little books beforehand. Donations are much appreciated to help the school(s) develop. During the visit, dependng on your own schedule you can also attend a class if you wish.
DURATION: 1 - 2 hours
RATE: for free
NOTE: This experience does not need to be pre-booked but just let us know that you're interested in participating!