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21st Century Skills

We are living in unprecedented times. As I write this, the world is experiencing major societal shifts in work and education. Universities and other schools and industries are re-evaluating their roles now and what they can be in the future.  In our work in...

Reaching students remotely

According to data by UNESCO, COVID19 school closures have affected over 200 million learners in Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years, integrating technology in education has been a major initiative in our...

The power of technology to enable learning.

With schools across Africa closing their doors to restrict the spread of the COVID-19 virus,  millions of students in the country are facing disruption to their daily education. In these new realities, there is an urgent need to invest now in education...

Covid-19 and Maths Camps 2020

Due to the evolving situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), SAMI has put on hold its planning and recruitment for maths camps this summer. Our policy has always been to follow UK Foreign Travel advice when it comes to planning and advertising camps, and whilst...

Highlight: Locally-led camps in Ghana and Uganda

After an incredibly busy summer with camps in 6 countries, we're amazed to see local teams keeping the momentum going and hosting two more camps to start 2020. AMI Ghana in partnership with the Talent TAHUF had a Maths Clinic at Agbozume from 6-10 Jan 2020. With about...

Maths Camps 2019 Report

With over 250 pupils in attendance across 6 African countries, this was our biggest and most exciting year of camps to date. We have put together a short report to share with you just a few of the highlights, we hope you enjoy reading it and are looking forward to...

Announcing – Cameroon Maths Camp 2019

Following the tremendous success of SAMI Maths Camps over the past few years elsewhere Africa, we are excited to announce the first Cameroon SAMI Camp, to be held in August 2019. It will be an English language non-residential camp at Pinnacle of...

Updates from Kenya – Working with ‘OneBillion’ Apps

When we started the project back in August 2016 there was lots of discussion about what would be the best apps to use if we really wanted to impact student's learning in schools. Whilst searching the app store for 'Maths Education' the options seem near endless, the...

Maths Marathon

Teachers at the Lycee Francais ran a maths marathon at their school this weekend. Students came in on a Saturday from 8.30 - 5.30 for a sponsored study day before their iGCSE maths exams. Nearly £2000 was raised for SAMI for the event. This money will support the new...

Pi Day

Together with the charity Justice au Coeur, SAMI members ran a Pi Day treasure hunt at the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle. Students paid to enter and were given a set of clues to solve and clues to discover around the school. Out of all the correct entries received,...

Dobble Donation

Asmodee have continued to support SAMI with with another donation of 5 sets of the brilliant game Dobble. This time it is to use at the London maths camp which will take place at Harris Westminster Sixth Form. The maths behind the game Dobble is fascinating and we are...

Oxford 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at St. Peter's College, Oxford. Find below a few links to the materials and resources used: Presentation slides [pdf-embedder url="https://samicharity.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Oxford-presentation.pptx.pdf" title="Oxford St...

BCME 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at BCME, find below a few links to the materials and resources used:   Maths Club Pack - A collection of around 40 problems, puzzles and games which we have been using as part of our maths club initiative in Kenya. They are...

Introducing: Digital Communities Initiative

SAMI is excited to announce the launch of its new Digital Communities Initiative, a year long programme to use technology to improve livelihoods of all people within rural communities. The big Idea We have seen first-hand the huge impact technology can have to improve...