In an exciting development, the University of Manchester extends its support for schools’ computing in the UK to schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Through co-operation with RIPPLE Africa, we are developing a programme to bring computing education to schools in Malawi.
Essential components of this programme are the expertise of the Computing at School (CAS) team in Manchester, the highly successful CAS model of support for computing education in UK schools, and RIPPLE Africa’s established links with education in Malawi.
University staff and student volunteers will visit schools in Malawi, bringing educational activities to teachers and schoolchildren. A variety of equipment, including Raspberry Pis and robots, will be used, and teaching will be both equipment-based and “unplugged”.
This is planned as a long-term collaboration, with a pilot running in summer 2017.
Keep your eye out for updates and how you can get involved!
For more details contact the Project Malawi co-ordinator:
Karen Corless firstname.lastname@example.org