As the IB community across Africa thrives, and as we prepare for the African Education Festival in Johannesburg, we take a closer look at two IB World Schools, and the staff and students who bring the IB to life there every day.
The International School Moshi (ISM) was the very first IB World School on the continent, launching in 1977. The Dar es Salaam International Academy (DIA) joined the IB community in 2010. Both schools are located in Tanzania, and offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).
Teachers and students of each programme from both schools speak about the impact of an IB education in their lives, and how they balance the international with the local. The intercultural environment that IB World Schools offer contributes to greater understanding and awareness.
Anthony Hemmens, a DP and CAS coordinator at the International School Moshi said “ The impact of teaching the IB on the community is that the school - through the IB - enriches that community, touches that community and makes a beneficial impact on that community.”
Educators from across Africa and beyond will come together at the African Education Festival in Johannesburg in February 2020.
For a more in-depth look at the IB in Tanzania, take a look at the extended version.