Remembering Martin Masabo
27 September 2021
The trustees and staff of Support to Primary Education Rwanda (SPER) and the trustees and staff of the partnership organisations Education East Africa (EEA) and Village Education Project Kilimanjaro Tanzania are extremely saddened by the death of Martin Masabo. Martin was a trustee of SPER from our inception and his experience, knowledge and advice were invaluable.
Our most sincere condolences to Martin's family.
Meet our founder and director, Katy Allen-Mtui, teaching English to teachers and pupils in Rwanda's Gasabo District. Katy filmed the video below to illustrate the practical use of our NOEC books. Generations of accomplished East Africans credit these for their excellent command of English.
Find a quiet place, settle in with a nice pot of tea, and relax for fifteen minutes as Katy transports you into our world. No other education charity delivers such tangible results for the community it serves. This is your donation in action, at the front line of a life-changing experience for teachers and pupils.
Video Production Notes: We added surtitles and subtitles to the video to help explain what you’re seeing. Where you see ‘SPER,’ this refers to us. In Rwanda, our project is called Support to Primary Education Rwanda, or SPER for short. Education East Africa is SPER.
In the first half of the video we’re observing the class before introducing The New Original English Course (NOEC) This is how most primary school pupils are taught English in Africa. In the second half of the video, you will see the teachers and pupils using our NOEC books, with accompanying wall charts. Notice how much easier it is for everyone when there’s a real life connection with the words they are asked to learn. This is why we are desperate to get NOEC into every primary school in Rwanda.
As with all charities, our greatest need is financial. If you would like to remember a favourite teacher or pupil by contributing to our work, PayPal Giving Fund will pass on 100% of your donation to us. There are no transaction fees when you choose this option. For other ways to give, please see below. We are grateful for your enthusiasm and support.