A good majority of adults in Zanzibar work in agriculture, fishing and hospitality related industries. However, many of them do not possess key communication and math skills needed to obtain and maintain good jobs, and enjoy the full benefits of their labor. In addition to offering English, Math and Basic Computer classes starting in 2012, Tamani Learning Center offered Hospitality
In addition to our normal flow of adult students, many of our students are local secondary school students who look for additional coaching after school. Tamani Learning Center has provided aspiring students with additional Math and English classes. In May of 2015, after a lot of hard work and long hours at Tamani, three of our students journeyed to the capital city, Dar-es-Salaam, to sit for the International O’Level Exams and performed very well.
Going forward, our utmost priority is to pursue our long-term goal of providing nursery and primary education to the village children. However, we don’t want to lose the momentum we have gained with our adult learners. Therefore, we now hope to concentrate on students’ typing, computer, and English skills through more of a self-driven learning process where students learn in an open environment; a teacher being available to assist and coach them when needed in whatever topic they choose to pursue.
Specific initiatives for 2016 and future include:
Self-driven online typing program.
English Conversation Class.
Math coaching groups for secondary school students.