Our model makes use of local resources: sessions take place in empty classrooms and local youth are trained to become educational facilitators. At the start of every after-school session, children are given a nutritious meal prepared by our cooks at sustainable Community Centre.
With Thanda, learning is fun. We approach education by looking at thematic elements from philosophers such as Plato, artists such as Ai Weiwei, and superheroes such as Ironman as a lens for analyzing traditional belief systems, cultural identities, and active citizenship. Our Creative Learning Curriculum is built around stories, which are used to broaden horizons, make lateral connections across subject areas, link global issues to the local community, and cultivate five essential skills: self-esteem, critical thinking, empathy, rebelliousness, and creativity.
In addition to our After-school Programmes, our undeniably awesome Educational Facilitators started workshops to reach more children in surrounding schools. These workshops have enabled us to support an additional 13,500 students annually through:
Nutrition Puppet Shows
Life Skills for High Schoolers