Pastoral Womens Council

Re-asserting education as a basic human right during a pandemic



Equitable access to quality education remains a crucial pillar of our work to empower women and girls by helping them increase their resilience to their changing circumstances and supporting their full participation in the development of their community.

Throughout the pandemic, PWC has continued its support for adult learners running 34 adult literacy classes with 600 students in the Ngorongoro and Longido Districts. Attendees were mainly adult women who have never experienced formal schooling. PWC was honoured to receive recognition of this work at the recent “Education Week” celebrations and to learn that a similar adult learning programme is being rolled out at a national level, based on the success of this and other work by education advocates across Tanzania.

PWC has also made progress in promoting and supporting fundamental education rights for girls within the pastoralist community. We recently facilitated a training workshop for teachers and education officials from three secondary schools in the Ngorongoro and Longido Districts. The Rapid Learning Approach has been designed to identify and support students in the lower secondary who are lagging behind in their learning. Check out a video from this training here