Helping young people become value creators

Secondary School today should help students prepare for a successful life and give them the skills they need to find a purposeful role in society. Instead, most students sit passively day after day, diligently taking notes, and rarely speaking, focused mostly on passing the next exam with good marks.

Instead of learning quietly and passively, students today need more: an opportunity to develop and practice skills that help them succeed in the world. Quest Forward Learning combines high-quality academic materials with student-centric, hands-on teaching and learning that activates students and helps them become lifelong learners.

Mentoring Beyond Instruction

Our methodology emphasizes mentoring, offering teachers opportunities to support individual students and small groups directly and interactively.

Through our discovery-driven curricula and effective learning technology, Quest Forward mentors guide young people in learning the academic materials appropriate for them, as well as the mindset, habits, and skills they need to work in the world as value creators. Well-equipped like this, students will move into the world with focus and purpose, able to achieve their dreams.

Learning to Succeed in the Digital Age

A Modern Method

Across Africa and in Tanzania, most students learn passively: they sit quietly at their desks listening to their teacher and taking notes. However, our research shows that when young adults are active and engaged, their learning outcomes improve—they don’t just memorize but they understand, and they learn essential skills in the process. Quest Forward Learning is designed to help students learn actively, gain competence in important skills, and develop effective habits for learning and work.

Reviewed & Approved by TIE

OE has combined its innovative method for learning with the Tanzania national syllabus. All learning materials build on the syllabus as required, and enable students to learn required material. OE’s materials are designed as short projects—we call them “quests”—that cover every topic and subtopic of the Form 1 and Form 2 (and soon Form 3 and Form 4) requirements. Before publication, the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) reviews and approves each quest to ensure it meets the mandatory standards.

Student-Centered Learning

Student-centered learning is national policy in Tanzania, but it is also challenging to implement. OE’s method places students at the center of learning activities by encouraging them to drive their own education. To help teachers shift to truly student-centred teaching and learning, OE provides regular training sessions on weekends, one-on-one support of teachers, and peer-learning opportunities within and across schools in Tanzania.

Our Team

Tupokigwe Abnery

Mentor Teacher

Eligrania Lema

Implementation Manager

Leveri Mlaki

Mentor Teacher

Daniel Mlambo

Program Manager

Jamaal Mlewa

Primary School & Sister School Program Manager

Mary Modest

Administrative Assistant

Fredy Mollel

Mentor Teacher

Martin Russell

Director, Africa Operations

Daniel Ambrose

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Kiswahili

Proches Anthony

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: English

Priscus Assenga

Arusha, Tanzania
Subject: Mathematics

Mbezi Benjamin

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: History

Christian Bwaya

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Chemistry

Mussa Challa

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Civics

Neema Chuwa

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Biology

Ian George

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Physics

Pellagie Joseph

Arusha, Tanzania
Subjects: Civics

Rehema Justus

Arusha, Tanzania
Subject: Biology

Sarah Kisoka

Morogoro, Tanzania
Subject: Mathematics

Michael Kasto

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Mathematics

Rahabu Kimaro

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: History

Albert Kisima

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Mathematics

Neema Kiwia

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Kiswahili

David Laisy

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Chemistry and Mathematics

Francis Lusabe

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Chemistry

Tumaini Lyamuya

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Geography

Sande Maleko

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Geography

Salum Manjoti

Arusha, Tanzania
Subject: Kiswahili

Gadiel Masuki

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Physics

Amos Mchomvu

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Geography

Samwel Mchuma

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Chemistry

Charles Mfano

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Mathematics

Remyson Mgamba

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Geography

Riziki Mlay

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Kiswahili

Hosiana Mmanyi

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Geography

Felister Mndasha

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Kiswahili

Kerbin Mongi

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: English

Godbless Mosha

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Physics

Emmanuel Mrema

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Kiswahili

Joseph Mrutu

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: History

Godbless Msami

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Biology

Juma Msangi

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Biology

Boaz Msechu

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: English

Ndenengo Msele

Arusha, Tanzania
Subject: Geography

Julius Msoma

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Mathematics

Israel Musali

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Geography

Janeth Mushi

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Chemistry

Justin Mushi

Arusha, Tanzania
Subject: History

Sisawia Mushi

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Physics

Alfred Mwijage

Arusha, Tanzania
Subject: Mathematics

Rugabera Mwijage

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Biology

Lydia Ndosi

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: History

Baraka Samwel

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Subject: Physics

Through Quest Forward, we are seeing our students developing a mastery and deep comprehension of subjects and growing in their critical thinking skills. The students I mentor feel very empowered in their learning and growth. As a teacher, I am excited for their futures!
— Boaz Msechu | Mentor at Mtakuja Secondary School, Moshi, Tanzania
Being a Quest Forward Learning Mentor is the biggest challenge any teacher will ever take, With Quest Forward Learning, students and teachers are both learners and they need each other to attain the higher learning goal.
— Mussa Challa | Mentor at Mtakuja Secondary School, Moshi, Tanzania
Quest Forward makes my learners to be most curious. It is like sailing in uncharted waters, I go in with questions that I anticipate learners to ask but there’s always something new. One day, I was mentoring Dating Events in History and I was asked why February has 28/9 days!
— Proches Anthony | Mentor at Mtakuja Secondary School, Moshi, Tanzania

Global Reach, Local Relevance

Quest Forward Learning is available globally, with locally developed, relevant quests and courses for secondary school students. Through its Primary Schools Program, Opportunity Education has provided educational materials to over 1,700 schools in eleven countries, reaching over 1 million elementary students.

Learning Never Stops

Opportunity Education Foundation Tanzania, Ltd., is organized under Tanzania law, and headquartered in Moshi. OEF was established in 2005 after a visit by US entrepreneur, founder and first CEO of TD Ameritrade, Joe Ricketts to Tanzania—he came to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and fell in love with the people of Tanzania. He resolved to help, and to do so by improving education for Tanzanian children and youth.

OEF works closely with Opportunity Education, a US-based foundation that has developed Quest Forward Learning.

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