EMPOWERING ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION IN TANZANIA
UNESCO, UNFPA, and UN Women are intervening through a 5-year joint program (2016-2020) in four regions of Tanzania to promote gender equality and empowerment of adolescent girls and young women through holistic and comprehensive approaches to quality education.
The project, which aligns with KOICA’s Better Life for Girls’ Initiative to empower girls through provision of health and education, targets the regions of Arusha, Mwanza, Kigoma, and Pemba and will directly benefit over 7,800 in-school girls, 600 out-of-schools girls, 76 school teachers, management personnel, parents and guardians.
Through the program, KOICA’s will reach and indirectly benefit over 37,000 pupils in primary and secondary schools, 9,800 community leaders, religious leaders, traditional health attendants, and over 500,000 community members.
The project will address some of the critical challenges that adolescent girls and young women experience at home and in communities that affect reaching their potentials in life especially in accessing education. The implementing organizations will collaborate closely with the Government of Tanzania to adopt a multi-sector approach in empowering girls and women especially from rural and disadvantaged communities. The intervention focus is in line with the key milestones of the Education Training Policy of 2014 and the Education Sector Development Plan 2016-2020.
THE PROJECT FOR ENHANCING QUALITY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION THROUGH HOLISTIC APPROACH IN ZANZIBAR
KOICA plans to launch a 5-year program (2018 – 2022) to enhance the quality of secondary schools through holistic approach in Zanzibar.
The project aims to improve performance and learning outcomes in upper secondary school level (form III & IV) through capacitating teachers, stakeholders and community engagement and incentives systems for teachers & students. Secondary schools’ will also be rehabilitated to improve the learning environment by installing ICT equipment renovation of libraries and science labs; and equipped with learning materials.
In total, the project is expected to benefit 32,565 individuals in both Unguja and Pemba, covering 163 upper secondary schools teachers and 30,000 upper secondary school students. Other beneficiaries are members of parents-teachers associations, MoEVT officials, School Management Committee members, and master trainers.
In line with Zanzibar Education Development Plan II (2016- 2021), the project will support Zanzibar to enhance quality and performance in education that would produce more competent secondary school graduates; increase transition rate to advanced secondary school ; and improve access to the job market./p>
ICT CENTER AT THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (COET) OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
To strengthen and promote Information Communication Technology (ICT) education in Tanzania, KOICA supported the ICT Center at the College of Engineering and Technology (CoET) of the University of Dar es Salaam by renovating two ICT centres; providing ICT infrastructure; and building the capacity of 13 managers and lecturers from CoET who attended training in Korea. The project, worth USD 2 million, also dispatched Korean IT experts to Tanzania to transfer ICT education.
As a result of the support received from KOICA, the CoET project anticipates that it will increase the annual graduate output and enable them it effectively utilize the facilities in a manner that will benefit the wider community of Tanzania.