June 28th, 2012 by iMindMap
Kate Eagar got in touch with us recently to tell us about the remarkable work her team are doing at the Tongabezi school in Zambia. She requested iMindMap licenses to help them continue improving study skills and we were delighted to be able to contribute! Read on to find out more about this inspiring school in Kate’s own words…
I am a teacher trainer and development co-ordiantor for Tongabezi Trust School in Zambia. We are an independent primary school for rural underprivileged children aged 3 to 14, the majority of whom live in mud houses with no electricity. The school is entirely funded by sponsorship and donations and receives no government support.
Our children do very well whilst at school and we have a 100% pass rate at the school leaving exams. However, after they leave us and go on to secondary school, our children’s performance slips, especially in Maths and Science. This is due to challenging teaching conditions (lack of teachers, books) and a lack of support.
Our current drive is to equip them with the independent learning skills that will enable them to succeed in the secondary education despite huge challenges. Mind Mapping and ICT skills are central to this.