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School’s Horizons Broadened Through Tanzania Partnership

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Managed print service provider, Midshire, is proud to be supporting Regional Sales Manager, David Hadley, in his sponsorship of Upton Primary School and their partnership with a primary school in Tanzania, providing a £300 donation. 

Long standing customer of Midshire, Upton Primary School, along with other schools in the Malvern area have secured funding from the British Council to set up an initiative to partner with the Changa English Medium School in the North East of Tanzania.Upton Primary Tanzania

On the 18th October, teachers Miss Ludlow and Miss Merrick from Upton Primary and Malvern Schools set off to the East African country to identify the ways in which they can support and develop their partnership for the future. Alongside travelling for the purpose of supporting the Tanzanian school with various shared projects, the English schools also highlighted the significance of “broadening their experiences of the Tanzanian culture.”

With Tanzania being regarded as one of the poorest countries in the world (British Council, 2019), the schools noted the vast importance of building the link into their wider respective curriculums in order to educate about supporting the underprivileged. 

David reflected, “It’s incredibly important to reach out and support schools in our local communities, especially when that support extends to further educational endeavours outside of the community. When Miss Ludlow reached out to ask if Midshire could support, I didn’t hesitate in saying yes!”

Miss Ludlow and Miss Merrick were thrilled to experience classroom and general school life. Helping in class through conversations with Tanzanian teachers and schoolchildren enabled them to build a rapport and further consolidate relationships. This allowed them to set up collaborative projects which will be continued when teachers from the Changa English Medium School return the visit in June 2020.

Midshire would like to wish the collective schools all the best in their ongoing partnership alongside the Tanzanian school.