Tanzania: educational diagnostics

Over the years Kentalis International Foundation has co-developed several projects in Tanzania aimed at improving the quality of education for deaf children in secondary schools. Significant progress has been made when it comes to teacher training. However, appropriate diagnosis and assessment of the learning needs are equally as important. 

Project: ELDC educational diagnostics

Kentalis has been asked by the Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora (AMUCTA) to help with the choice and adaptation of available tests and provide coaching on the topic of educational assessment. The main goal of the project cooperation is to enable lecturers to use diagnostic testing which will provide valuable student information to the respective teachers. This can be used to adjust the teaching to the learning needs of the individual students. AMUCTA focuses primarily on secondary schools in Tanzania. 

Tanzania educational diagnostics project © Koninklijke Kentalis

Training of academic staff

During this project, Kentalis will train and coach 15 lecturers and teaching assistants of AMUCTA’s academic staff. Training will focus on the area of communication and language, cognition and social-emotional development, and the use of assessment tools. Through the project program, staff members will develop a skill set to perform and administer diagnostic tests in schools. They will also be able to coach teachers on the social-emotional development of deaf students. 

Project facts:

  • Timing: 2020 – 2023
  • Location: Tanzania, Tabora
  • Funded by: American philanthropy (anonymous)
  • Partner: Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora