Super Success for English classes
Over the past six years volunteers have been helping to provide Adult English short-courses at Jambiani Tourism Training Institute (JTTI). The programme started with only 8 students, but rapidly grew to a regular attendance of about 100 students.
This year, a record-breaking 105 students sat the end of term tests! We are incredibly proud of the success of our English classes!
Hotel Management & Hospitality
Over the years, more than 60 of our Adult English students graduated and were accepted into the JTTI Diploma course in Hotel Management & Hospitality, which is a wonderful accomplishment for them. Not only a personal achievement, but it also furthers their education and opens many doors for their future, as tourism is a main source of income and employment in that beautiful area.
Where is Jambiani?
However, due to this wonderful success, JTTI needed more space to expand their hospitality program, so a new location had to be found to hold our English classes. We found a temporary home in the local High School, but we cannot rely on these facilities long term and therefore need a new, permanent location for our classes.
The vital role of Volunteers
Former volunteers very kindly donated the money to purchase a plot of land, but our next goal is to build a permanent and secure building for the Adult English classes so that we can continue to increase adult literacy rates within the Jambiani community. Along with the language classrooms, the future Jambiani Educational Community Centre will have a fruit garden and will host additional short-courses based on the needs of the community
Current volunteers are heavily involved in this project and work alongside local volunteers, builders and the Dulla Boys football team. They have made great progress so far – including construction of an access road to the property, as well as a five-foot security wall that surrounds the perimeter of the property.
What is the next phase?
Our next phase includes preparation of the land for building the foundation of the school, classroom construction, water pipe installation, and then the final painting and adding the roof – phew, lots to do and exciting times ahead !
More English Language teaching volunteers needed
By getting involved in local nursery, primary and secondary school education, tourism training schools and environmental programmes to help the local communities, volunteers have many opportunities to make a real impact on the lives of the people of Jambiani. Volunteers to this project should have a good command of the English language as much of the project work involves teaching English and in particular the adult literacy lessons can be quite advanced.
Thank you !
A massive thank you to all past and current volunteers, staff and friends, who have been part of this achievement and giving on-going encouragement to the students to follow their dreams!