Mathletics, UNICEF and you. Working together to support education across Zimbabwe.
We believe no young person should go without an education. It’s a belief we are proud to share with our global partners at UNICEF.
Since 2014 we have been fundraising for UNICEF to fund the building of over 30 school communities across Zimbabwe, bringing access to education for thousands of young people. What’s more, as part of our global community of students you are getting involved just by using Mathletics…
Every year Mathletics funds a series of targeted UNICEF education projects. Our key objective is to increase school attendance by eliminating obstacles preventing children from accessing an education – such as poverty, hygiene, sanitation or access to water.
Students around the world are helping, just by completing their school and homework in Mathletics. UNICEF points are earned across the Live Mathletics game and curriculum activities by answering questions correctly. We turn those points into cash and donate it to fund our projects. Every 250,000 points earned equals $1 donated to our UNICEF fund, to a maximum of $100,000 per year. On average, students around the world complete enough activities to donate another $1 every five minutes.
Complete your activities in Mathletics, earn UNICEF points and help us provide access to education to students in need. Now, isn’t that a good reason to finish your homework…
Every 250,000 UNICEF points earned in Mathletics = another $1 donation.
Meet Juliana. She’d like to say thank you.
Juliana is a school teacher at Muuyu Primary School in the Masvingo Province, in Zimbabwe. Life at her school has been transformed by the funds from Mathletics’ projects with UNICEF. The project has brought the one resource sorely needed – water.
A mother of three, Juliana has been teaching at Muuyu Primary School in Mwenezi of Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe since 2003. She lives 8km from the school. When she first started teaching here, she had to stay in a tin hut with four other teachers.
Juliana says “The persistent high poverty, poor environment and limited opportunities here have made teaching in rural schools unattractive for experienced teachers.” She teaches a composite class of 85 Grade 6 & 7 students..
The physical state of the classrooms is very poor, with students having to sit on the floor for the whole day. During the dry season, Juliana holds many of her classes in the open. It is not uncommon for five children to share one textbook.
Pupils often have to walk up to 5km to the river just to wash their hands or even go to the toilet – time away from their lessons. Often school is dismissed early because pupils complain of thirst and there is very frequently no fresh water to drink.
Now, with funds raised and donated by 3P Learning, children at Juliana’s school have access to clean drinking water and toilets – thanks to new facilities and a well constructed by UNICEF.
Having access to water means that pupils will spend more time in their lessons learning instead of searching for water.