*There are huge divides in terms of access and quality of education across Africa. Mathematics in particular proves problematic for students and teachers alike, falling far short of global standards. There is however no shortage of passionate, enthusiastic and talented individuals in these countries with powerful ideas to improve the current state of education. SAMI was founded in 2013 as a means to support these local initiatives, and provide the expertise and funding necessary to implement, sustain and scale these ideas. By working directly with local people and organisations that have support and contacts within mathematics education, SAMI is well positioned to help deliver high impact solutions where they are needed most. All projects live by the following principles:*

- WORKING WITH PARTNERS: Supporting charities and NGOs to implement local and pan-African Maths Initiatives
- MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION: Scaling projects in African countries at primary, secondary and university levels
- EMPOWERMENT: Providing support for grass-root initiatives to develop into sustainable solutions
- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: Assist research and development projects to access mathematics and statistical expertise
- LEAPFROGGING: Creating awareness of cutting edge technology, methodologies and ideas that provide the opportunity for local initiatives to become world leaders
- USE OF TECHNOLOGY: Assisting in the provision and effective evaluation of the use of new technologies in the classroom to motivate and engage learners for improved outcomes

## Members and Volunteers

SAMI is extremely thankful to have a fantastic team of members and volunteers that support in the UK and Africa. Here are a few of the people that make everything possible day-to-day:

### About Emily

### About Zach

### About Chris

### About David

David's PhD was in pure mathematics but his interests encompass mathematics and statistics from the very applied to the purely abstract. A large part of the attraction of working in Kenya is the immense variety of challenges that need mathematical or statistical support. His postgraduate students have worked or are working on problems in climate change, road building, descriptive statistics and mathematics education as well as pure mathematics. Underlying these opportunities is the fact that the current education system is not producing enough people with the skills needed for the country's development.

### About Franca

### About Danny

### About Balázs

### About Danilo

### About Georg

### About Matteo

Matteo co-organised and taught with SAMI at the first ever Maths Camp in Cameroon. As a SAMI Ambassador, he creates mathematical content, aiming to foster in young people the same passion, critical thinking, and curiosity as those of researchers.

### About Peter

In the summer of 2020, Peter graduated with an MSci in Mathematics with a Year Abroad from Imperial College London, where he specialised in using maths for modelling microbiological organisms. He also spent a year studying at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he focused on topics in pure mathematics such as Logic and Functional Analysis.

Peter now works at a London-based start up as a Machine Learning Engineer, where he applies mathematical ideas every day in the field of Natural Language Processing.

### About Oliver

Oliver started volunteering with SAMI in 2020, as part of the virtual maths camp (VMC) and is interested in scalable, distributable learning. His hope is for mathematics educational tools to be both easy to create and maintain, and be as widely accessible as possible to those who wish to use them.

## SAMI Theory of Change

At SAMI we’ve been working to build our thoughts on how everything we do can fit into a larger picture to create real change across Africa. We hope to use this section to communicate some of these ideas when they are slightly further developed. In the meantime you can see our current working document here

## Annual Report

Find below links to our annual report and other relevant documents: