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Educate a child

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This gift's is as easy as ABC – it's an A-Z of giving a child an education. It could mean training a teacher, buying schoolbooks or fixing a classroom, right through to working with governments and communities to help make planned improvements a reality.

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This gift's is as easy as ABC – it's an A-Z of giving a child an education. It could mean training a teacher, buying schoolbooks or fixing a classroom, right through to working with governments and communities to help make planned improvements a reality.

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Educate a child

Until relatively recently in Shinyanga schools, old-fashioned teaching methods ruled. And although children did receive an education, results in this part of Tanzania were never the best.

However, Oxfam has been helping teachers to teach better by introducing child-centred learning across the region. And Solwa School is a great example of the positive change that has been occurred.

In Solwa the atmosphere in class is dramatically different from the old days. Children are much more 'free', but there is still respect for the teachers, who now move amongst the desks to answer questions rather than stand at the front of class and dictate lessons.

There is an emphasis on group work, class discussion and pupil presentation. Even young children are learning literacy and numeracy much more effectively, which bodes well for their future education.

Maths teacher, Yosepha Mahenge has seen the positive effects: "Setting questions on the board is now only a small part of the lesson. We give more space for the children's voices."

This is echoed by fellow teacher, Ester Leonard: "Oxfam has challenged us to be better teachers and is supporting us with training and materials. Children are learning much better than they did in the past and they are happy to be in school."