Tanzania
During the 2012/13 academic year, Philippa Serebriakof OE and Michael Thorpe OE have both spent time supporting Mrs Galloway at Kisasa Secondary School; Pippa taught Chemistry and Michael taught English and Games.

Eltham College run an annual trip to Dodoma to spend time at Kisasa Secondary School during the October half term holiday. Over the years we have helped to fund a number of projects including:

  • The building of a new classroom block.
  • The development of the school library.
  • The purchasing of desks for the Primary School.
  • The purchasing of books and scientific resources for the school.

The Secondary School is now considered to be a school of choice by parents because of the improved facilities and resources that are not available at other schools. Mrs Galloway, an ex Eltham College Physics teacher, spent two years teaching at Kisasa School.  She contributed much to the improvement of the physical resources their and towards the ethos of the school, including the use of commendations to reward pupils and improve behaviour.

The most recent party of Elthamians to visit the Secondary School supported the teaching staff by delivering lessons on a range of topics, including Maths, English and PE, before attending the Religious Studies sessions held in the school. In addition to this the pupils were involved in general maintenance, watering plants during the dry season and they also spent time getting know the pupils of the school.

In October 2014, Elthamians will once again be visiting Kisasa, led by Mr Wearn, and will be involved in teaching a wide range of subjects and some general maintenance of the school.