James Mathews

  • Volunteered on the Warwick in Africa programme five times (in Ghana, South Africa & Tanzania).
  • Keen hockey player and sailor.

Warwick in Africa

Warwick in Africa is a well-established innovative, philanthropically funded volunteer programme, whose fundamental aim is to enhance the education of young people in Africa.

I have been repeatedly selected for the Warwick in Africa programme, who sends students and teachers to work in African schools for four to six weeks. I have taught mathematics in secondary schools in

  • Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa (Kwa-Bhekilanga Secondary School, 2011 & Alexandra High School, 2013)
  • Morogoro, Tanzania (SUA Secondary 2012)
  • Accra, Ghana and Agona Swedru, Ghana (Anunmle Junior High and Kwanyanko Junior High School, 2014)
  • Vuwani, Limpopo, South Africa (Edison Nesengani Secondary, 2015)



  • Member of Cambridge South Hockey Club, playing for the 3rd team (2014–2016) and 5th team (2013–2014).
  • Voted 5th team player of the season in 2014.


  • Competed at Course Croisière EDHEC for University of Cambridge (Brest, April 2013).
  • Treasurer of the University of Warwick Sailing Club between April 2010 and April 2012.
  • Competed at the university team racing finals for University of Warwick (Southampton, April 2011).
  • Competed at the university yachting finals for University of Warwick (Portsmouth, April 2011).
  • Worked as a sailing instructor at Weir Wood Sailing Club, including on two children summer camps.