The Nelson Mandela Institute works with rural teachers, learners and parents to create schools and classrooms that work for rural children. Working with rural teachers and communities, and placing the rural child at the centre, the NMI creates tools and methods through which to build child-friendly text-rich primary school classrooms that promote reading, writing, expression and critical thinking.
To ensure that the basic conditions for teaching and learning are in place;
That are aligned to the social and linguistic realities of rural children and teachers;
Through teacher development programmes, classroom based support and building professional communities of practice;
to mobilise and focus energies around reading, writing and educational activity;
To inform and monitor our work.
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