Read through the following information and criteria to see if your school would be a good match for the TAHMO program.
Currently, TAHMO is actively engaging in new schools in the United States, the Netherlands, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
TAHMO partners schools throughout Africa with sister schools in the United States and Europe. Partner schools work together to fundraise the cost of sensors and necessary fencing materials for each school to set up their own weather station. We ask that African sister schools help by fundraising to cover 10% of station start-up costs and other equipment, while US and European schools cover 90% of start-up material costs. Additional fundraising can be done to cover expenses such as laptop computers for data access and analysis.
Throughout fundraising, our TAHMO technical staff work with schools to stay motivated, communicate with one another, and raise funds. TAHMO staff conduct site visits to get to know teachers and students while preparing logistically for installations. As fundraising goals are reached, our TAHMO technical staff deliver an in-person training to school staff members about weather station function and minor maintenance aspects, and they install stations at our partner schools. These stations upload data automatically to an internet server and schools are provided with software and classroom education tools to view and analyze the local weather data that their station is recording. When schools do not have computer resources for data analysis, we ask that U.S./European sister schools help fundraise to purchase these tools. The data can be used to enhance activities with sister schools across the globe by comparing climates and weather, many of the TAHMO lesson plans provided make use of real-time weather data in the classroom. The weather information is also shared publicly for through TAHMO’s website for additional research and agricultural applications.
TAHMO school partners commit to:
Please send an email to the School-2-School program with the following information and we will follow up with your partnership request:
If you are interested in joining a school partnership, the following is a list of expectations for being part of the program: