Pastoral Womens Council

Supporting Local CBOs to Thrive

Local community-based organisations (CBOs) play an important role in places where services are difficult to access. Over the past few months, we have invested in building the capabilities of seven CBOs who work with pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities.
Over the past few months, we have supported the CBOs to

  • recruit 16 youth and 40 volunteer teachers from the comunity
  • conduct a baseline survey in project areas of Loliondo,Babati, Monduli and Engaresero
  • establish and monitor remedial classes in Babati,Loliondo, Ngorongoro, Monduli and Engaresero
  • procuring accredited textbooks from Tanzanian authorities that are used for remedial classes
  • build the capacity of school committees in the 17 project schools
  • engage with parents and care givers on home based learning
  • establish 20 remedial classes in 17 schools reaching over 1000 students

Mr Baran Juma Lehit is a primary teacher who is was enrolled as a focal for Endulen Primary school. He has appreciated that, there is a great achievement from this project “since the start of this project, I can see notable progress in-terms of improving literacy, I have been a teacher at Endulen for over 28 years, I know the environment of the students especially those who have difficulty learning. There has been a lot of improvement, out 183 student who didn’t know how to read and write, 48 student have improved their literacy, it sound low in term of per percentage but to us is a big achievement. I wish this project would continue so as to bridge the gap.”