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Victoria Falls Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology

The idea: Establish theVictoria Falls Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology- an innovative school designed to improve and increase learning achievement among students by transforming what we teach and how we teach.  

The school will offer a tailored curriculum that explicitly integrates the academic with the practical—emphasizing project and inquiry based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration, creativity, entrepreneurship, environmental stewardship, community service, confidence and character building—uniquely designed for Zimbabwe’s student and drawing on the natural resources of the country. 

The proposed school is intended to: (i) supplement the government’s inadequate capacity to deliver quality education services for all children, (ii) help narrow the achievement gap between children from poor households and rich households, and (iii) improve transition rates from primary to secondary education and onto to university or technical colleges. It is hoped that the school will provide a model of excellence in alternative approaches and innovation in teaching and learning. To that end, the school will move away from route memorization and learning just to pass examinations and towards active, life long learning and ensure that learning activities in school are engaging, meaningful, multi-faceted, and linked to everyday life in the local community.