Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is a non-governmental organisation with an outstanding record of delivering education in Tanzania. To help improve teaching standards and attainment rates in science and mathematics, CSSC collaborated with Student Academy, an international partner with expertise in creating content for education technology (EdTech). Together they piloted ‘The Performance Enhancement by Learning for Secondary Schools’, a project focused on creating an e-learning platform that places students’ active participation at the heart of the learning experience.
CSSC preloaded quality teaching resources such as animation, video and interactive exercises onto tablet computers for 50 secondary schools, and worked with the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE), which sits within the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), to ensure resources were in line with the Tanzanian curriculum. Schools were selected on the basis of having good infrastructure, with both managers and teachers willing to cooperate and assist with installation and implementation. Teachers were given technical instruction and trained in learner-centered teaching.