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THE University of Warwick's innovative Warwick in Africa programme is set for another record this summer with more than 30,000 young Africans benefiting from its work.

A team of more than 140 volunteers, including 60 University of Warwick students, staff and Coventry and Warwickshire school teachers, has been assembled to provide direct teaching and coaching, mentoring and training for teachers in 25 rural and urban township locations in Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania.

The volunteers compete to take part and undertake training to prepare for teaching. Places are fully funded by donations from corporate partners, trusts and foundations, alumni and friends, and the volunteers who fundraise to help fund next year's team.

Sattawat Sonsin is returning for the third time. A former University of Warwick engineering undergraduate, he said: "I absolutely love Warwick in Africa.

There is a great buzz in equipping the kids with the maths and English skills which will help them to have a better life."

Pictured, from left, are Sarah Hurford, 25, University of Warwick trainee taking a placement at Tile Hill Wood School in Coventry, Amie Houlston, 23, currently undertaking a Masters in Education at Warwick and teaching at Windsor High School in Halesowen, and Sattawat Sonsin, 22, a Warwick trainee teacher currently doing a placement at Finham Park.
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