Babati Link Group
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It should be noted that the link between Babati Day School and King Edward VI Five Ways School has been dissolved. A new link has been established between Bagara Secondary School, Babati and King Edward VI School Five Ways, Birmingham.
The link between King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham, England and Babati Day School, Babati, Manyara, Tanzania formed in 2003, it exists to promote friendship between the two schools. So far, the link has been involved in the renovation of several classroom blocks and the donation of books and other teaching resources. More importantly, both parties have benefited from the opportunity to meet and make friends with people from different cultures, and to experience those cultures by visiting each other's schools.
During the group's existence there have been several key visits made by parties from both schools, including:
- The inaugural trip by students and staff from Five Ways in 2003
- A brief visit by FW pupils as part of World Challenge Kilimanjaro 2004
- A summer excursion of 2005 by FW pupils and staff
- In the summer of 2006, a small team of present and former pupils traveled to Babati to construct a computer science department at Babati day - the most ambitious phase of the link to date.
- A group of 28 students from KEFW visited Babati in the summer of 2007 to carry out maintenance work and teach English and I.T.
The link between King Edward VI Five Ways School and Babati Day School is no longer in existence. A new link has been established between King EdwardVI Five ways school and Bagara Secondary School, Babati. This link aims to promote friendship between the two schools. Construction work is no longer an aim of the link. Instead students from both schools work together in basic maintenance- painting classrooms and sports field maintenance.