Mathematics has been identified as a school subject where many Zambian children are failing. Class sizes
can be very large and teachers struggle to provide the extra help that individual children need. "Edulution"
is a new approach to helping these children improve their maths skills by using trained coaches, rather
than busy teachers, and tablets rather than textbooks.
Coaching sessions are usually linked to a school, but take place outside of core lesson times. Pupils are
able to work at their own pace and become proficient in each topic before passing onto the next stage.
Whilst learning takes place at local centres the whole process is supported and monitored by a national team
in a central hub. This team provides project management, comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and reporting
to its sponsors.
We believe that this new approach is going to be extremely effective and we are currently funding 350
children to receive this extra, important training in addition to their normal school work.