Teaching Support Program
Quality teachers who provide effective learning are pivotal.
Primary and early school education is critical as it establishes a solid foundation for the future of children and as the builders of this foundation, quality teachers who provide effective learning – in and outside of the classroom – are pivotal. Added to that, a healthy student-teacher ratio ensures a successful learning environment.
Unfortunately, these key prerequisites are not givens in most of the remote rural schools set in the communities neighbouring the protected areas that the Grumeti Fund and Singita help to conserve, and student-teacher ratios are low. In some schools, they’re so negligible that it
constitutes a significant challenge that ultimately impedes successful learning and teaching.
The Grumeti Fund’s Teaching Support Program (TSP) addresses this challenge by placing 52 young, passionate, and recently graduated teachers in 26 local primary schools to boost the teacher-student ratio, improve academic achievement, and increase students’ potential to realise their future ambitions and potential in life.
Teaching Support ProgramCommunity
As the custodian of more than 350,000 acres of the world-renowned Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania, Singita’s partnership with Grumeti Fund has had a profound impact on the Serengeti ecosystem. The non-profit Grumeti Fund carries out wildlife conservation and community development programs in and around the Singita Grumeti Reserve.
Faced with challenges including uncontrolled illegal hunting, rampant wildfires and spreading strands of invasive alien vegetation when they took over the management of the area in 2003, the Fund dedicated itself to transform severely depleted wildlife numbers into thriving populations once more. Restoring this once barren and highly degraded region to a flourishing wilderness, their successes include the remarkable recovery of many species – including buffalo, wildebeest and elephant populations, and in 2019, the Fund carried out the largest single relocation and reintroduction of 9 critically endangered Eastern Black Rhino.
The non-profit Fund is fiscally independent in its conservation and community project operations. Funds are derived in the form of donations from Singita guests, NGOs and philanthropists seeking to make a lasting contribution to the sustainability of conservation work in Africa.