KCEM Education Centre and Pre-school
KCEM = Kituo Cha Elimu Meserani, translated from Swahili to English = Meserani Education Centre. KCEM education centre and pre-school is located in Meserani village, near Arusha in Northern Tanzania.
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Teaching and support staff
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Jacques has been connected with LivLife for over ten years, since his first visit to KCEM in Tanzania in 2012. For a number of years, Jacques led and supported volunteers from the University of Nottingham in fundraising and other activities to support KCEM staff and students. During this time, Jacques led many fundraising efforts, including the Yorkshire Three Peaks, National Three Peaks, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and entertainment events. Since 2019, Jacques has been a Trustee for LivLife and is also a full-time solicitor, based in London.
Jen Bradshaw started working as a primary school teacher in 2006. She lived in Meserani and volunteered at KCEM for 9 months in 2010, using her skills to train teachers and write a new English syllabus. She loved getting to know the wonderful teachers and students and continues to have regular contact with them as a trustee. She currently works as an assistant headteacher and feels very passionately about education being the bedrock of society.
Jess co-founded KCEM education centre. In 2004 she began working with fellow student, Max Griffiths, to fundraise and recruit student volunteers to build KCEM, and in the summer of 2005 co-managed the build in Tanzania. Jess set up Working in Tandem (WiT), a student volunteer organisation at the University of Nottingham UK, to support KCEM. WiT sent over 140 volunteers to Tanzania and brought 5 teachers to the UK for training. Jess works in Global Health including management of high profile strategic advisory and evaluation projects focused on Low and Middle Income countries.