Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) is a network of teachers and teacher educators, working to improve children’s experiences of being at school, by supporting teachers in developing active pedagogies. The emphasis in the sustainable development goals on the quality of education, alongside national policy aspirations that focus on learner-centred education, makes TESSA more relevant than ever. Significant improvements across the continent in the use of laptop computers, mobile devices and internet connectivity, mean that more and more people are able to access the TESSA resources.
We are piloting a Small Grant scheme for TESSA Ambassadors and Partners during 2017. Our aim is to strengthen the TESSA network by supporting opportunities to make TESSA more widely available or to bring together practitioners dedicated to improving the experience of children currently in school.
We are inviting proposals for project which help:
More detail on the Small Grant scheme and the application process is included below. We look forward to hearing from you about your ideas and plans for using and sharing TESSA more widely.
Please return your application form at least 6 weeks before the start of your project or activity to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may be requested to send additional documents or information to support your application.
There is limited funding, therefore not all applications can be funded. Each application will be judged on its eligibility and the extent to which it achieves the stated goals of the fund.
If approved, an appropriate TESSA Small Grant Agreement will be agreed and put in place, after which the funding will be released.
Applicants must be TESSA Ambassadors or Partners attached to a duly registered organisation or business able to issue an invoice and/or receive payment of the grant by cheque or bank transfer into the organisation or business bank account. We are unable to transfer funds to individuals.
The goal of the small grant is to support activity which helps:
The sorts of activities eligible for funding include:
The following costs are not eligible for funding:
Financial and activity monitoring and verification information and documents will be required on project completion, including: