Fellow Since 2007
Organization of Rural Associations for Progress
This description of Dumisani Nyoni's work was prepared when Dumisani Nyoni was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Dumsani Nyoni empowers school teachers and children, renewing their enthusiasm and capacity for teaching and learning. Dumsani links rural schools in Zimbabwe with schools in New York City, initiating a flow of much-needed used books and equipment to his country. Students and teachers from partnered schools correspond regularly via email and after two years, Dumsani’s strategy has dramatically raised teacher performance and morale, and initiated a cultural shift towards learning in Zimbabwe.
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