African Maths Initiative

Sharing Initiatives in Maths Education



African Maths Initiative (AMI) is a Kenyan NGO formed by mathematicians and mathematics educators who are working to create a stronger mathematical community and culture of mathematics across Africa in all academic levels.

AMI was formed in 2011 by lecturers and postgraduate students at Maseno University in response to the success of the Maseno Maths Camp. The Camp was first held in 2010 to enable secondary school students to experience maths in an enjoyable and relevant way. As there was so much enthusiasm for learning maths generated by the camp, AMI was conceived to help identify, improve and scale up African initiatives in the mathematical sciences. Maths camps have been held for the past eight years in Maseno,  Kitale, Kenya and have spread to Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania and UK.

Since then AMI has founded numerous initiatives, working closely with schools and universities. It has also inspired the creation of the UK-based charity SAMI, which continues to support and lend international expertise to projects in Kenya as well as globally.

This website is intended to provide information on AMI's key initiatives in maths education and provide regular updates on their progress.  If you've never visited before, a good place to start may be the video about one of our maths camps, hosted in Maseno University, Kenya.