Our Healthy and Sustainable School Programme (HSSP) arose from previous school linkages between Wales and Zanzibar over a 10 year period as an adaptation of the Health Promoting Schools award piloted in Wales, to incorporate global learning and critical thinking. It is an integral part of our…Read more
In April 2016 Sazani Associates received the go ahead to begin a four-year project funded by Comic Relief entitled ‘ABC for Quality Teaching and Learning in Zanzibar’.
Comic Relief’s ‘All in, All Learning’ initiative sought ways to help improve education for teachers and pupils and it will be funding Sazani Associates, to tackle issues of in service teacher training in Zanzibar.
Sazani will be working with lower secondary teachers in Pemba and Unguja to cascade a lesson study approach through continuing joint professional development over four years within 51 secondary schools across the islands. The aim is to improve student results and the ability of students to progress educationally through improving the quality of teaching and learning. The project will focus on three core skill areas, numeracy, literacy and critical thinking.
Sazani will train and mentor teachers as Cascade Teachers to train and support teachers in their respective schools to deliver the ‘ABC for Quality Teaching & Learning ’project; that aims to improve teachers’ and students’ Attitudes towards education, develop and improve their Behaviour for learning; and increase core and key Competences, through lesson study. This project will utilise the Healthy and Sustainable Schools (HSS) curriculum so basic and key skills in literacy, numeracy, problem solving are delivered through lessons, in English, linked to local livelihoods and realities.
The project’s theory of change is that through supporting teacher’s ability to support learning in the classroom through participatory teaching methods which support critical thinking, student results and their ability to progress through secondary education will improve.
During the ABC project Form 1 and Form 2 teachers will be supported to use cross curricular teaching materials in their classrooms to deliver content to increase the understanding and awareness of global sustainability issues. The materials can be used within the Lesson Study cycle and linked to areas of the current syllabus. Previous curriculum mapping workshops have provided links to show how and when these resources link to the HSSP.
Lesson study is a powerful, professional learning approach that has been seen to greatly improve learning and teaching and the practice and subject knowledge of teachers. It has 140 years of history in Japanese schools and is increasingly used globally because of the dramatic improvements in pupil achievement it brings. It involves teachers focusing on small groups of learners, identifying what is working for them and what the teachers are doing to make an impact in the classroom. Teachers then work collaboratively to coach one another to improve their classroom practice. More information about lesson Study can be read here: http://lessonstudy.co.uk/ and here http://walsnet.org/.
Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning supports teachers and school leaders to improve teaching, giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution now and in the future.
Through connections with other schools, professional development for teachers and engaging learning resources, Connecting Classrooms helps develop students equipped to live and work in a globalised world.
Sazani is a registered provider of CPD training for Connecting Classrooms at levels 2 and 3
Our Global Learning Pathway course builds on 20 years of Sazani’s cross-curricular links and curriculum development including our Healthy and Sustainable Schools Project (HSSP).
The Global Learning Pathway is provided absolutely free to all educational professionals employed within the state sector in Wales.
This course explores contemporary global issues, the sustainable development goals and longstanding links between schools in Wales and the Global South and offers teacher the chance to develop ways to effectively integrate these concepts and experiences into their own classrooms.
Individual schools or clusters can contact us to organise a training session at your premises or a central location at no cost to you or your school.
If you are a teacher and are looking to build your schools skills on issue surrounding global learning, bring the sustainable development goals into your classroom or find out more about CCGL as a whole, contact us and we will be in touch.
The Sazani Trust is protecting mangrove and seagrass reserves in Zanzibar through community coastal management and livelihood programs supporting adaptation for climate change.
Blue forests are ecosystems made up of mangroves, seagrass beds and saltmarshes which provide vital resources for coastal communities throughout the tropics, including Zanzibar, who are among the poorest and most vulnerable to climate change.
The blue forests protect against coastal erosion, regulate water quality, provide a breeding ground and habitat for countless marine species and supply food and raw materials for local livelihoods. In addition, blue forests sequester 6 times more carbon per unit area than undisturbed tropical rainforest.
Despite only making up 3% of the worlds terrestrial forest cover, 55% of all carbon captured in forests across the globe is blue carbon. However, blue forest ecosystems in Zanzibar are under threat from deforestation and degradation resulting from unsustainable resource extraction, primarily for fuel wood collection.
Despite new legislation, without strengthening local mechanisms for governing mangrove and sea grass reserves communities driven by urgent necessity will continue to over exploit and destroy the remnants of these two habitats.
The Sazani Trust, working with coastal communities in the semi-autonomous government of Zanzibar, aims to establish a system of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) for avoiding deforestation, the prevention of the destruction of sea grass meadows, the strengthening of local land tenure and rights over marine resources all underpinned through a program of sustainable livelihoods development.
As well as reducing carbon emissions and conserving biodiversity, this project will help to alleviate poverty and increase community resilience in a region under threat from climate change.
Sazani Associates, a ‘not for profit’ organisation that forms part of the Sazani Global network, introduced rocket stoves to Zanzibar in 2012 as part of their coastal livelihoods program and has embedded community champions to support the production and use of such stoves. Overcoming social and traditional…Read more
In March 2016 Sazani Associates were successfully awarded a small grant from Hub Cymru Africa and The Welsh Government to enable young people in West Wales and Zanzibar to learn about climate change and sustainable development goals from one another’s perspective, to interpret their understanding through digital…Read more
Sazani have developed and delivered vocational training in partnership with local African based colleges. Building on local strengths and supporting existing capacity, linking where possible to government provision is what we do. Enterprise for youths and bridging gaps between technical and vocational provision requires an in depth…Read more
Sazani has been working with the Ministry of Education since 2004, our work has focused on rural schools and communities to support the capacity of teachers and adult educators to deliver a quality curriculum contextualized for Zanzibar. Using our country specific resources, we have developed a successful…Read more
Sazani works closely with its global partners to offer its world leading expertise in social engagement to tackle the ‘wicked problems’ of modern day business. We recognise that most problems faced by businesses in the real world involve a multiplicity of factors for which there is rarely…Read more
Sazani Associates and it’s partners are continually developing an approach to support the development of sustainable livelihoods through global education and training. We are proud to be a Blue Solutions provider. The Blue Solutions Initiative provides global knowledge exchange and capacity development on marine and coastal biodiversity….Read more
Sazani have developed and delivered vocational training in partnership with local African based colleges. Building on local strengths and supporting existing capacity, linking were possible to government provision is what we do. Enterprise for youths and bridging gaps between technical and vocational provision requires an in depth…Read more