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Schools

At Lessons for Life, giving children an education is at the very forefront of everything we do.

Too many classrooms in Africa are not fit for purpose. By supporting teacher training and by ensuring schools have enough classrooms, latrines, water supplies and kitchens, we’re able to allow teachers to do exactly what they do best: teach. This offers the very best opportunity for children to learn once they are in the classroom.  
 

Creating a better environment

Good governance is a crucial factor of any school. We work tirelessly with parents and teachers to improve school governance. The work we do does not only promote school efficiency, it helps creates value amongst parents and guardians alike.

We believe that a better classroom environment makes it easier for children to learn and teachers to teach. Creating an environment that facilitates this vision is at the very centre of why we fund classroom and school improvement projects.

Training Teachers

Lawrence is one of the teachers trained by our Ugandan partner Redearth Education. Redearth trains teachers in teaching methods not typically seen in the classrooms in Africa to help them develop good teaching and learning practices. These methods include group work and creating interactive lesson plans. Redearth also encourages teachers to make and use learning aids, often made from local waste materials such as empty water bottles. The teachers Redearth trains then go on to train their colleagues in the skills they have learnt so that more teachers in Uganda can benefit.

Lawrence started teaching in 2008 and has been working with Redearth since 2014. Teaching means a lot to Lawrence and Redearth’s training has had a great impact on the children he teaches. “Redearth training has provided tips and new methods to help our learners develop a sense of collaboration and working together.”

 

Explore our other work

Children

All children deserve an education. Our work gives children in Africa the support they need to be able to learn and develop.

Communities

Life outside the classroom has a huge impact on a child’s chance of success. To facilitate that success, we continuously work with both families and communities so they can in turn support a child’s education.