Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center: Progress Report.


Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center is housed in a one and ahalf roomed house near the police post in Turiani, Morogoro. Currently the center has over 800 different books. The books are mostly in English. In addition to the English book, Kibogoji was able to secure over 100 books from the Tanzania Publishing House (TPB) that are mainly in Kiswahili and a few of these books are bilingual (Swahili and English).

At Kibogoji, we understand that kids in our village are academically struggling especially in Math, English, and Swahili. Thus, the center’s short-term goal is to improve reading, writing, and arithmetic skills for children in our neighborhood. Kibogoji also believes that books are windows to the world unseen. Thus, reading books will expose our children to the world far from theirs.

A book reading, writing, and math refresher programs will be implemented. This intensive reading, writing, and arithmetic program will start this coming January, 2017. Through this program we will be able to close the math, reading, and writing gap for our children.

We will measure the impact of our intensive program using both formative and summative assessments. In particular,  a pre-and post-test assessment tool will be used to measure growth. The assessment tools we will be using in this program are rigorous, scientifically designed, research based, and evidence based . In addition, assessment during learning, rapid response systems, and on going reteaching strategies will be used throughout the six months to make sure all children  are learning at highest standards.

As we embark on this journey to help all kids have access to quality education. We hope, all well wishers will support this effort. We are looking forward to 2017 to be a great year in ensuring access to quality education for all our children.

As an educator, I believe “Building Stronger Children is Easier Than Repairing Brocken Men.” Therefore, to create a just society we must build stronger children and equip them with sellable skills. At the time when we are settling in in the 21st century, the skills that would be highly needed include: Great presentation skills, Writing skills, Math skills, and Information Technology Skills. Thus, these are the core competences we are intending to build for the children of Turiani at the Kibogoji Center.

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2 thoughts on “Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center: Progress Report.

  1. Kibogoji, like how you write and the topics that you pick. Tanzania is like my send home, and I worked for Nuffic, and we installed several skills lab and trained some health trainers on the same. I did something too with quality in health training. I have been to very many parts of Tanzania including Morogoro medical training college- I have acquaintance with Prof Pemba, to pick on one. I like how you customized your word press- I am an eLearning Evangelist – i am touched with your magnanimity in establishing the experiential learning- my father writes books, i can arrange to send some to you for free-

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    1. Mr. Norbert, I trully appreciate your comments and encouragement. I’m currently working to acquire a bigger space (land) to house our work. We would really appreciate monetary and material support or connections for the same. If you would be able to connect me with any organization that would be willing to support our work, I and Kibogoji Experiential Learning Center, Inc will be extra appreciative to you. Please visit us when you are in Tanzania to experience the amazing work we are doing. Please do share your thoughts and our work with like minded people. Thank you very much. Dr. Shaaban K Fundi.

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