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TESSA Partners and Funders

TESSA Partners and Funders


TESSA Partners are the heart of the network and help drive the adoption and use of TESSA resources and pedagogic approaches.

TESSA Partners include a variety of education institutions and organisations across sub-Saharan Africa. The TESSA network is constantly evolving and expanding. Following is information on current partners.

Please contact us if you would like information on becoming a TESSA partner.

Direction des Formation, Togo

Egerton University, Kenya

Kigali Insitute of Education, Rwanda

Kyambogo University, Uganda

Makerere University, Uganda

Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius

National Teachers' Institute, Nigeria

Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) College, Ghana

The Open University of Sudan, Sudan

The Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania

The Open University, UK

University of Cape Coast, Ghana

University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

University of Fort Hare, South Africa

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

University of Nairobi, Kenya

University of Pretoria, South Africa

University of South Africa, South Africa

University of Zambia, Zambia


The work of TESSA is being maintained by the generosity of multiple funders and supporters.

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Foundation

The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Trust has supported The Open University’s TESSA programme to train teachers across Africa for over a decade. The Trust has made an unparalleled investment to grow TESSA from a burgeoning idea to a thriving network, delivering exceptional learning resources to support teachers deliver quality education. With the Trust’s support of core activity, TESSA has had far-reaching impact improving the education and lives of millions of teachers throughout sub-Saharan Africa. More information about The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Trust can be found on the Trust’s website.


Apréli@ (Agir pour mettre en pratique des ressources éducatives libres @fricaines, previously Association pour la promotion des ressources éducatives libres @fricaines) has been a great advocate of The Open University’s TESSA resources and their insertion in many teacher education programmes in French speaking Africa for over a decade.  Apréli@ has also significantly contributed to the adaptation of TESSA resources and courses into French language and the Francophone African cultural and educational contexts. 

Apréli@ (Agir pour mettre en pratique des ressources éducatives libres @fricaines, anciennement Association pour la promotion des ressources éducatives libres @fricaines) a été un grand champion des ressources TESSA de l'Open University et de leur insertion dans de nombreux programmes de formation des enseignant.e.s en Afrique francophone pendant plus d'une décennie.  Apréli@ a également contribué de manière significative à l'adaptation des ressources et des cours TESSA à la langue française et aux contextes culturels et éducatifs de l'Afrique francophone. 

We are grateful to all of the following supporters who have helped TESSA get to where it is today:

  • Gower Street (2022/23)
  • Hale Family Charitable Trust (2020/21)
  • Geoff Herrington foundation (2020/21)
  • The Coles-Medlock Foundation (2018/19)
  • The Commonwealth of Learning
  • The David and Elaine Potter Foundation
  • The Open University Alumni
  • The Waterloo Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
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