Eden Springs supports grassroots science in Tanzania

Leading workplace drinks provider Eden Springs has helped breathe new life into a Tanzanian secondary school, resulting in more students taking up core science subjects, achieving better exam results than ever before.

Eden Springs has been supporting secondary schools in the coffee-growing region of Northern Tanzania since 2013, as part of its charitable work with non-profit organization People Help People-One World (PHPOW). Since the introduction of the new laboratory equipment in early 2014 (funded by Eden Springs), the Mangi Sabas Secondary School in Moshi, has witnessed a 54% increase in the number of registered science students.

Raanan Zilberman, CEO of Eden Springs, said: “These results are encouraging and it just goes to show how improving learning facilities can dramatically boost academic achievement. Subsequently, the prospects of these young people gaining future employment has improved dramatically. This initiative has enhanced the quality of life in the wider community.”

Research suggests that investing at grassroots level is crucial for African countries with the World Bank’s report on knowledge development showing a correlation between better education in mathematics, science, and engineering, and a country’s improved economic performance.

Zilberman adds: “We are proud of the sustainable impact this programme is clearly making to the Mangi Sabas Secondary School students. Ensuring access to education and the right equipment to progress in key subjects such as science is something that all aspiring students deserve.”Eden springs