Category Archives: Africa

Video Sneak Peek: GE Games & Songs in Tanzania!

Wow, that was an amazing adventure in Tanzania! We took a tonne of video, but here’s just a sneak peek preview I made especially for you on the plane.  I think you’ll like it. Thank you to everyone in Dar, Mafia & Kilwa for organising everything so well, to the teachers and volunteers for being…

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Africa Day 10: Saying Goodbye, How Education Changes Lives & You Next?

So there we go, my last day on Mafia Island. I came expecting it to be hard.  Maybe dangerous. But it was one of the safest places I’ve ever been.  Everyone was so, so welcoming, you hear “Karibu!” – welcome – wherever you go.  The teachers had so much passion and the organisers & volunteers were amazing….

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Africa Day 9: Genki African Artwork!

Today was my (only) day off!! Yeah!! It was also the first night I’d slept as I’d changed rooms. And what a day off it was! After breakfast we all got picked up in jeeps and taken to the Marine National Park. I’d come through here last week so it was cool to go back…

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Africa Day 8: Doubts & When to teach phonics?

Final day of workshops today, and here is my walk to work with some of things that have been on my mind this week! So after all that serious stuff, and after yesterday’s success with the kids, there wasn’t that much stress and everything was plain sailing with the last two time songs, which they aced….

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Africa Day 7: Demo lesson day!

So today was the big day to to see if this really does all work in Mafia schools!  Well, we know it does as it worked last year, but I hadn’t seen it myself yet, and most importantly neither had any of today’s teachers – some of who were still skeptical that it would work! And they…

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Granchy Gaks

Well the Africa remedies certainly work as I now – sort of – have my voice back! Which was pretty cool as I was following on from the US Embassy trainers today.   This whole project is a pilot and hopefully we can spread it out to other areas in Tanzania or hopefully further into East Africa…

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