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Swiss School System Timeline

2021

The Mettler family volunteered in Arusha

Our whole vision of Swiss School System started at the UCDC Daycare in Arusha, when the Mettler family worked as volunteers. During this time, Tanja and Daniel Mettler, together with teachers from UCDC, started to develop an educational system for daycares in Tanzania. 

The Mettler family volunteered in Arusha
04. July 2021

First remote daycare

After the Mettler family left Arusha, UCDC Daycare had the wish to continue teaching with this new system. For this reason, Tanja Mettler created a remote program for this school.
Tanja sent UCDC 7 activities weekly and the teachers gave feedback and sent videos.

First remote daycare
08. August 2021

Recruitment of a location manager in Arusha

We were able to recruit Roseline, who we already knew as manager of UCDC Daycare, as location manager in Arusha. With the approval of the UCDC, of ​​course. Roseline is our organization's first full-time employee.

Recruitment of a location manager in Arusha
01. November 2021

2022

Our office in Arusha

In January 2022 we were able to find an office building in Arusha. A safe location was found for our large-volume printer. Finally we were ready to work with more daycares.

Our office in Arusha
01. January 2022

Start with three new daycares

Roseline made daycare visits and told daycare owners about our system. Some daycares only wanted financial support, which of course we do not offer. Three Daycares saw the value of education and started teaching Swiss School System.

Start with three new daycares
09. January 2022

Founding 2givelife.org Switzerland

The association 2givelife.org Switzerland was founded together with friends and supporters.

Founding 2givelife.org Switzerland
02. February 2022

Installation Edu Website

The prepared lessons should be technically easy to distribute. Therefore, the company 2sic in Buchs programmed the education platform school-sys.org/edu for us free of charge. All schools can log on to this platform and access lesson activities.

Installation Edu Website
06. February 2022

Trip to Arusha

In order to check whether the Swiss School System was also successful from a distance, a group of delegates from Buchs visited the 4 existing schools in Arusha. The conclusion was great - all schools taught the program and the response was huge.

Trip to Arusha
04. April 2022

Training material for Teachers on the Edu website

In addition to the lesson material, new training material for the teachers was added to the Edu website

Training material for Teachers on the Edu website
01. May 2022

Founding NGO 2givelife.org Tanzania

The association 2givelife.org Tanzania was founded.

Founding NGO 2givelife.org Tanzania
11. September 2022

Trial phase with one daycare in Cape Town, South Africa

The location Cape Town, South Africa was officially opened and the first daycare, Siluncedo, received the Swiss School System program as the first school in South Africa.

Trial phase with one daycare in Cape Town, South Africa
09. October 2022

The 20th Daycare

The number of daycares grew and soon we were able to support 20 daycares in Arusha and South Africa with the Swiss School System - that means over 900 children are enjoying a better education.

The 20th Daycare
13. November 2022

Recruitment of a location manager in Cape Town

After a successful launch of Siluncedo Daycare in South Africa, we were able to recruit Selinah Ingwane as location manager. She will set up the location there and onboard other schools.

Recruitment of a location manager in Cape Town
04. December 2022

2023

Recruitment of a location manager in Mwanza

With Bestina Gilbert we found the right fit to start the new location in Mwanza, Tanzania. 

Recruitment of a location manager in Mwanza
01. March 2023

Employment of coach Hawa

With our success in Arusha we were in need of another coach. Hawa is very qualified, since she was a teacher at UCDC daycare, where she worked with Swiss School System for over a year. 

Employment of coach Hawa
04. March 2023

Kick Off Social Media Presence

Thanks to our partner Digicube we now have a professional media appearence.

Kick Off Social Media Presence
01. May 2023

Start accounting app Zoho

For our organization it's important to be accountable for our donors and check all expenses carefully. Thanks to the app Zoho, our employees in Africa are always able to report their expenses with receipts.

Start accounting app Zoho
03. July 2023

Studies in Arusha, Tanzania

In what way are Swiss School System kids different from others? This question we tried to answer with test studies in different daycares in Arusha. 

Studies in Arusha, Tanzania
17. July 2023

Kick-off of our new literacy project

In daycares, English literacy is often taught in a unsustainable way, where most of the teachers are not fluent in English themselves. We are developing a literacy course that is specified for African circumstances, easy to teach and with a lot of fun.

Kick-off of our new literacy project
07. August 2023

The 40th Daycare

In Mwanza, more and more daycares want to work with our system and we are proud to welcome the 40th daycare! 

The 40th Daycare
09. October 2023

Employment of coach Eliainaso

Elainaso Malisa is a daycare owner herstelf and is working with our system for more than a yeear. She is a perfect replacement for Roseline, who had to leave our organization. 

Employment of coach Eliainaso
23. October 2023

Progress

The following timeline shows all important activities and milestones of 2givelife.org. This list will of course be updated regularly.