Gratnells and Unicef together in Africa improving Science education
How Gratnells is helping pupils in over 2,300 secondary schools in Zimbabwe
We are very pleased to have been involved in global charity UNICEF's project to improve science education in Zimbabwe.
In 2012 the Zimbabwean Government, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the UNICEF joined forces to address a long-standing problem which the country’s secondary schools have been facing since back in the 1980s. Science education was extremely under-resourced and many schools had no equipment or even no text books.
So it was decided that after nearly 35 years of difficult conditions and failing academic standards, all 2,300 secondary schools in the country would finally get what they needed to teach science effectively and raise the examination standards. This meant a brand new kit comprising of a Gratnells frame and trays and around 180 pieces of physics, biology and chemistry teaching materials going to every school. Along with the equipment, at least two teachers from each school received the training they needed, and every student received their own textbook.
Gratnells Marketing Coordinator Chelsea Goodall visited Zimbabwe to see the project in action.