Silverleaf Academy is an education enterprise founded on the understanding that quality education must be accessible to all children. It is Tanzania’s first chain of high-quality, affordable preschools and primary schools, educating children between the ages of 3 and 14 years from lower–middle-income urban families. Silverleaf works on the premise that improved education and psychosocial wellbeing will lead to fewer school dropouts and greater progression and attainment at secondary school. It also expects graduates leaving with good results and a high level of self-confidence to be more employable in the longer term than those without.
Supported by HDIF, Silverleaf Academy schools use a tablet-based curriculum inside every classroom, and adopt an innovative team teaching and in-service training approach. Innovation is applied and integrated across all aspects of the Academy’s work. In addition to their teaching qualifications, all Silverleaf teachers and teaching assistants undergo various intensive training sessions throughout the year. These include effective classroom management, student-centred teaching techniques,child psychology, positive behaviour management, special needs education, and the appropriate use of technology to assist with lesson planning and delivery.