Based in The Netherlands, International African School (IAS) is an Online School that teaches Swahili as a second language; Social Studies with a focus on African History, Civics, African Culture, and African Literature. The emphasis is on the use of African folktales to discover Africa.
We are passionate about African culture and would like to keep it alive by continuously telling stories, preserving the traditions of our ancestors, and fostering a deep connection to the vibrant tapestry of Africa. Through our courses, we impart knowledge and ignite a sense of wonder and appreciation for the rich heritage that defines this extraordinary continent. Join us on this educational journey and become a part of the story of Africa through Discovering Africa in The Classroom Program.



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on the following topics

Unconscious bias

This training will raise awareness and educate participants about the biases and stereotypes that exist in their subconscious minds. Through interactive workshops and discussions, trainees will learn how to recognize and address these biases to promote diversity, inclusion, equality in the workplace, classroom, and other settings.

Africa in The Curriculum

A training program that enables educators to easily integrate African perspectives into their curriculum. This training will equip participants with resources and best practices to ensure a seamless and effective integration process.

Cultural sensitivity & inclusion in the classroom

This training will showcase an awareness of inclusive learning environment where students from all diverse backgrounds feel valued, respected, and included. We will offer suggestions on how to create diverse curriculum and lesson plans that addresses cultural competencies.

Competency Based Curriculum (CBC)

In this presentation we will offer the participant strategies on how to implement a competent based curriculum using discoveries from latest research. The participant will learn how to plan and write competency-based lesson plans, competency-based assessments, integration of technology into instruction and differentiated instruction.

Differentiated Instruction & Methodology

The participant will learn how to plan for differentiated instruction and how to write goal-oriented objectives that have achievable outcomes. Participant will learn how to plan for small, differentiated groups based on multiple intelligences, heterogeneous, homogenous, and collaborative groups. Participant will learn how to create centres for each group by selecting appropriate materials and activities.

Teaching Swahili as a Second Language

This training focuses on techniques for planning and preparing Swahili lesson plans. Participant will also learn how to use proven strategies to deliver differentiated Swahili instruction lessons.

African Textile & Communication

The lecture explores the intricate patterns and symbols found in textiles to communicate cultural identities, narratives, and social messages.

Kanga, the Cloth that talks.

The lecture demonstrates the unique way patterns and text on Kanga, a versatile piece of cloth used in East Africa, which serves as a form of communication, cultural expression, and even social commentary

African Drums & Dance

The workshop delves into the rich traditions of African drums and dance, exploring their integral role in communication, storytelling, cultural celebration, and community cohesion.

Folklore, African Storytelling,

African folklore encompasses a wide range of magical, mythical, and moral stories that pass on traditional phenomena and celebrate the cultural heritage of different African communities.

Ubuntu, the African Philosophy

The discussion on Ubuntu philosophy emphasizes humanity’s interconnectedness and the importance of compassion, empathy, and community in fostering a harmonious society.

Global Classroom Exchange

Global Classroom Exchange offers a unique opportunity for children from different continents to engage in storytelling and cross-cultural discussions.
By participating in this program, children can broaden their horizons, gain new insights, and foster connections with peers from diverse backgrounds through the power of storytelling.

Our Services

swahili school

Swahili School is your pathway to a rich linguistic and cultural journey.

Our Swahili classes offer:

  • Beginners Level A1 A2
  • Intermediate Level B1 B2

educultural travel

Educultural Travel will take you to vibrant cultures of Kenya and beyond. You will the heart of East Africa, Kenya, experiencing its captivating blend of African, Asian, and Arabic influences. Savor Kenyan culinary heritage, from Mukimo to Chapati, and engage in educational opportunities for IB students.

Join us to make a difference in the world while fostering cultural awareness and a global perspective.


Discovering Africa opens doors to diverse educational opportunities, enriching curricula by showcasing Africa’s global contributions. Our virtual lessons span various subjects, including African History, Social studies, Civics, Music, Cuisine, and Languages.

Our programs significantly contribute to a child’s Social and Emotional Learning.

We are here to help you diversify education in your classroom.


Sauti ya Afrika is a Swahili phrase that translates to ‘The voice of Africa.’ Our voice is expressed through stories that are shared via our Magazine, Podcast, and newsletters. Our podcast episodes are drawn from the captivating stories featured in our magazine, offering you an immersive auditory journey into the lives of people who have lived with extraordinary bravery and have compelling tales to share.

Take heed, Listen to Sauti of Afrika, today!