A team of 10 ESD faculty members arrived in Tanzania for an incredible professional development opportunity with our sister school, the Joseph and Mary Primary School.
"Last year, ESD adopted the Joseph and Mary Primary School in Tanzania as our official sister school," explains Curriculum Specialist, Lindsey Cullins. "What began as a simple letter and occasional video exchange between the Middle School World Affairs club students and sixth-grade Middle School science students has grown into a more significant partnership, with multiple classes and divisions sharing learning experiences with our friends in subequatorial Africa."
For the last year, ESD has been working closely with Mainsprings, the organization that founded the Joseph and Mary Primary School in the Tanzanian village of Kitongo, and support their vision of ending poverty through the student-driven projects Mrs. Cullins detailed above.
With ESD's commitment to developing globally competent citizens, the next step was for faculty and staff to experience life on our sister school's campus for themselves so they can cultivate a working partnership with the students and faculty, and bring their firsthand experiences back to the classroom. Over the course of the next week, faculty will spend time with students and staff at the Joseph and Mary Primary School campus, will participate in service activities, and even visit the Serengeti on a day-long safari.
We look forward to hearing from our dedicated team of faculty members as their trip and week progress in Tanzania.