Young people in Tanzania have a bright future.
Quest Forward Learning offers students across Tanzania a high-quality secondary education, and the opportunity to gain the mindset, habits and skills to create value for their families, their communities and their country.
Helping young people become value creators
Secondary school today should help students prepare for a successful life and give them the skills they need to find a purposeful role in society. Instead, most students sit passively day after day, diligently taking notes, and rarely speaking, focused mostly on passing the next exam with good marks.
Students today need more — they need an opportunity to develop and practice skills that help them succeed in the world. Quest Forward Learning combines high-quality academic materials with student-centric, hands-on teaching and learning that activates students and helps them become lifelong learners.
Mentoring Beyond Instruction
Our methodology emphasises mentoring, offering teachers opportunities to support individual students and small groups directly and interactively. Through our discovery-driven content and effective learning technology, Quest Forward mentors guide young people in learning the academic materials approved by the Tanzania Insitute of Education, as well as the mindset, habits and skills they need to work in the world as value creators. Well-equipped like this, students will move into the world with focus and purpose, able to achieve their dreams.
Quest Forward Schools support a wide diversity of students and teachers across Tanzania.
A Modern Method
Across Africa and in Tanzania, most students learn passively: they sit quietly at their desks listening to their teacher and taking notes. However, our research shows that when young adults are active and engaged, their learning outcomes improve—they don’t just memorize but they understand, and they learn essential skills in the process. Quest Forward Learning is designed to help students learn actively, gain competence in important skills, and develop effective habits for learning and work.
Reviewed & Approved by TIE
Opportunity Education has combined its innovative method for learning with the Tanzania national syllabus. All learning materials build on the syllabus as required, and enable students to learn the required material. OE’s materials are designed as short projects — we call them “quests” — that cover every topic and subtopic of Form 1 through Form 4 requirements. Before publication, the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) reviews and approves each quest to ensure it meets the mandatory standards.
Student-centred learning is a national policy in Tanzania, but it is also challenging to implement. OE’s method places students at the centre of learning activities by encouraging them to drive their own education. To help teachers shift to truly student-centred teaching and learning, OE provides regular training sessions on weekends, one-on-one support of teachers, and peer-learning opportunities within and across schools in Tanzania.
“With Quest Forward Learning the students don’t just get the content but gain vast knowledge on skills and attitudes that get them ready for life after school.”
– Proches Anthony, Mentor at Mtakuja Secondary School, Moshi, Tanzania
Quality Support Specialist
Director of Curriculum Development
Research & Evaluation Coordinator
Lead Implementation Manager
Lead Mentor Teacher
Pathways Program Coordinator
Director, Africa Operations
A Vision for Learning
Opportunity Education founder, benefactor, and CEO Joe Ricketts discusses his vision for solving secondary education’s deepest problems with Quest Forward Learning.
Opportunity Education Foundation is an International NGO registered in Tanzania and headquartered in Moshi. OEF was established in 2005 by US entrepreneur, founder, and first CEO of TD Ameritrade Joe Ricketts, after a visit to Tanzania. He came to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and fell in love with the people of Tanzania. He resolved to help, and to do so by improving education for Tanzanian children and youth. OEF works closely with Opportunity Education, a US-based foundation that developed Quest Forward Learning.Learn More about Opportunity Education
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