- Approximately 30,000 students in Tanzania have benefited from Funzeleo programs with the help of 130 trained teachers.
- Third-party evaluation found significant improvement in teachers’ content knowledge from an average score of 7.47 (out of 18 points) before training to 10.2 after the training.
- In the same evaluation, teachers demonstrated greater understanding of the requirements for promoting science and math at school – from 65% of the teacher in agreement (before exposure to Funzeleo training) to 88% (at the end of the training). It also found a significant increase in the number of teachers helping students connect classroom learning with the world of high-demand STEM careers in the community – from 12% of the teachers (before training) to 76% (after training).
Testimonials From Our Teachers
“Three outcomes from the Funzeleo training: understanding my own style of learning; hand-on activities improve student learning and make classroom learning more enjoyable; and student-centered learning is the best.”
– Paulina, Makumira Secondary School
“The Funzeleo training was most valuable to me because I was not aware about the influence of student personality during teaching and learning, but after this program, I know I can teach my students better and more effectively.”
– Epafro, Ailanga Junior Seminary
“This program empowers me to be a better teacher: From the “True Colors” assessment, I understand my personality and how it influences my teaching style and how my students learn.”
– Fulgence, Sakura Girls Secondary School
Through Funzeleo training, I have learnt that, while teaching I’m supposed to consider the personalities and learning styles of students. If a student can’t understand the way I teach, I should change so that he/she can understand better.”
– Zawadi, Goodwill Secondary School
“The program enabled me to understand myself; to understand the students’ personalities and their learning styles; and to expose students to various math and science careers without forcing them; thanks to the input from adult guest speakers from the field.”
– Tumaini, Mgutwa Secondary School
“The most valuable aspect of the Funzeleo program is the use of hands-on models and other experiences to inspire students to love math and science.”
– Rajabu, Kisimiri Secondary School
“Hands-on activities and application of science and math in “real-life situations” and have added value to the way I will be teaching.”
“Now I am able to relate science and math to engineering and technology and have realized the importance of engineering and technology to a developing economy.”
“Program helped me to understand fully why practical experiences are important when teaching a science lesson. It promotes critical thinking as well as problem solving.”
“Reminder on the importance of science and mathematics as tools to impart engineering skill in learners so that Africa can have as many engineers as possible in future.”
“The program really met my expectations and, in line to this, it has really changed the way I should be presenting my work to the pupils, I should not demonstrate all the time but let pupils do the hands-on all the times.”