Michael Matthews Foundation

We’re bringing technology
to isolated rural schools

Rural students and teachers have limited access to learning materials. Academic performance is low – only 1 in 10 girls pass maths at GCSE level.

Our donations have funded tablets for 3 secondary schools and trained coaches to help students use the tablets for interactive self-study. Students and teachers access the best of the internet’s free educational materials offline using RACHEL, including Khan Academy, Wikipedia and Fantastic Phonics.

Digital learning has come at the right time. The exercises helped me to understand well because I practise what I’ve learnt, especially in mathematics.
— Eliza, Lundamatwe Secondary School
The tablet and Rachel has a great impact on our studies. It has made me love school even more. Previously I found school too tough but after this programme I can see I can do something good and I can even pass my exams.

It has made me study hard. If I didn’t understand something in class while the teacher is teaching I can easily find the information on the tablet. I can do as many exercises as I can.
— Kalen, Lundamatwe Secondary School