Press Release: Teach With Africa and Team4Tech Partner to Improve STEM Education in South Africa
San Francisco, CA, May 27, 14 – Teach With Africa (TWA) a non-profit organization that seeks to transform teaching practice through a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning between South Africa and the U.S., and Team4Tech, an organization dedicated to improving education in developing countries through technology, are pleased to announce a partnership to introduce technology to a new LEAP Schools Learning Center in Cape Town and train Learning Center tutors on how to use technology to advance their science and math teaching. The LEAP Schools learning centers work with under-served primary and middle school students to build a pipeline of students who can qualify for admission to the LEAP secondary schools, private high schools that provide student-centered, math and science-focused education.
Team4Tech serves as a catalyst for change by matching tech industry professionals with accredited non-profit projects that aim to make a difference in the quality of education around the globe. In the past year, Team4Tech has deployed 60 volunteers from leading technology companies, such as Intel, Intuit, VMWare, and Facebook, in support of non-profit organizations and initiatives to strengthen educational opportunities through technology.
Team4Tech volunteers typically work on two-week engagements to support these non-profits on education technology projects. In August, high tech professionals volunteering with Team4Tech will be traveling to the Langa Township to set up a new computer lab and train 24 LEAP tutors in STEM software and technology to aid their middle school students in advancing in math and science.
“Teach with Africa’s reciprocal education mission will be greatly enhanced by Team4Tech’s volunteer corps” said Marjorie Schlenoff, Founder and Board President “We are delighted by this new partnership”.
“Team4Tech is excited to partner with Teach With Africa and the LEAP Science and Math Schools to help them expand their reach and impact around STEM education,” said Team4Tech executive director Julie Clugage.
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- Teach With Africa (TWA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to change the way teachers teach and students learn through a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning between South Africa and the U.S. TWA works relentlessly towards our goal of fostering social and personal transformation through access to quality education. Our core vehicle for change is the Global Teacher Institute, an open source, collaborative platform that provides high-quality professional development opportunities for educators and aspiring educators in South Africa and the United States.
- Team4Tech is a registered 501(c)(3) organization established in 2012 to improve education in developing countries through innovative technology solutions. Team4Tech acts as a catalyst for change by matching technology industry professionals, solutions and resources with accredited non-profit projects that aim to make a difference in the quality of education around the world. The organization trains and guides volunteers through project scoping, planning and in-country implementation, and provides them with valuable tools around human-centered design and leadership development through service learning. Team4Tech works to enable better education, better technology solutions, and better leaders. Learn more about Team4Tech at www.team4tech.org.