Paige Cole, an Apalachee High School history teacher and former Teacher of the Year, has been selected for the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad and will spend several weeks this summer in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Also accepted into the GPA was her husband Toby Cole, an art teacher at Brenau University.
The GPA is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and coordinated by the African Studies Institute at the University of Georgia. The Coles were accepted in January, and have since
taken part in monthly meetings at UGA to prepare for the language and culture they’ll experience in east Africa.
"We [will] get a lot of exposure to the culture, the language...and learn how they do things with education," Cole said.
In Africa, the GPA group will tour the Ministries of Education of both Tanzania and Zanzibar, see how American aid money is distributed for programs like malaria prevention, visit two African orphanages, and collaborate with rural teachers.