July 2011 Blog Posts (16)

Ambition and Success: for the Chosen Few?


“Success is not for the chosen few” (signpost at Utumishi Academy, Gilgil)


This aphorism, and over twenty others, have been hand-painted in block letters and posted on individual 3-foot-high posts around the secondary school we are staying at a few hours from Nairobi. The signs are unique, eye-catching, and often humourous.


It is ironic that this sign is posted at an elite boys' boarding school, open only to male students who score in the top 5%…


Added by Mali Bain on July 30, 2011 at 4:48 — 2 Comments

School Visits in Leguruki Ward, Tanzania 2011

We awoke each morning to the sounds of children playing in the school yard at Mbaaseny Primary School. The first morning the children were very curious about the mzungu teachers at their school then got used to us being there. Each morning the primary students gathered on the school grounds to sing the East African national anthem and their school song. On our final morning they completed active morning drills while singing. One song was about all of Tanzania’s national parks. The morning’s… Continue

Added by Kimberly Brown on July 28, 2011 at 10:45 — No Comments

First Few Days in Arusha, Tanzania 2011

Aarthi Naidu and I traveled together from London, England to join our team in Arusha. We were greeted at the Kilimanjaro Airport by our team leader Shannon Howlett and her family. The trip to Arusha was a forty minute drive through a scenic landscape of rolling hills and corn crops. Unfortunately the corn crops have mostly failed this year and the World Food Bank will be working in the area to help feed people. We were joined later in the day by our other team members Katharine Kan and Clare…


Added by Kimberly Brown on July 28, 2011 at 10:31 — No Comments

Workshop Day at Shiston Secondary School, Tanzania

When we woke up Monday morning it was still dark out side and we began the task of packing the van and traveling to Shiston Secondary School. We were prepared for forty eight teachers from the five ward secondary schools but were worried that no one would show up. We had no idea what to expect or whether the teachers even wanted to be part of the workshop. We arrived at the school by 8:15am and began to set up the classroom, registration table and supplies. The first few teachers were from…


Added by Kimberly Brown on July 28, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Texas Project: Mock Trials- English

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Added by World Class Schools on July 27, 2011 at 7:26 — No Comments

The Texas Project - Spanish Language Mock Trials


Added by World Class Schools on July 27, 2011 at 7:18 — No Comments

The Journey Begins


Today is the beginning of my 2011 journey back to Kenya. I am sitting in the Toronto airport waiting for my flight to London, England. It's the start of two days of traveling and thinking about my family at home but also my friends in Kenya.

This year I am also fortunate to be working with EBB in Tanzania. A small group of EBB volunteers will be visiting Aursha, Tanzania to introduce teachers to EBB and our workshops. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new teachers…


Added by Kimberly Brown on July 12, 2011 at 16:43 — No Comments

World Class Schools Directory of Key Stakeholders



Georgia Project Director- Teacher Director For Recruitment

Guatemala YMCA Project…


Added by World Class Schools on July 5, 2011 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

South Africa Project: East London Part 1

I host my blog on another travel site, but here is a link to my first entry for our work in South Africa!


Added by Alexandra Roosenburg on July 1, 2011 at 3:34 — No Comments

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