Project Objective

This programme aims to enable qualified and trainee teaching staff from the UK and in South Africa to share their teaching techniques and best practices helping to broaden their knowledge; mutually benefitting teachers from both countries regardless of their prior experience.

About the project

Since 2012 Project Zulu has been offering the opportunity for UWE Bristol trainee teachers to visit and teach in our partner primary schools across the township and rural communities of Madadeni and Dundee. The UWE Bristol trainees volunteer in the schools for 4 weeks during their summer break, sharing and developing their teaching skills alongside the South African teachers. In 2023, Project Zulu expanded the Township Teaching project to work with partner high schools in Richards Bay. This project sees UWE Bristol PGCE Secondary students volunteer for 2 weeks in February.

Adapting to the large class sizes of up to 60+ pupils and often working with limited educational resources is a big part of this experience. This project provides opportunities for the UK visitors and South African schools to observe each other’s teaching, share and introduce new teaching resources as well as learn from their approaches.



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