We are committed to improve quality and equitable access to education for boys and girls by 2020. We are working towards this by:
- Increasing the proportion of trained teachers utilizing skills acquired to teach reading thus increasing the proportion of children who can read with comprehension by Grade 3
- Increasing the number of trained community literacy volunteers support activities that enhance learning outcomes
- Increasing the number of parents/guardians who actively participate and support their children literacy development.
- Establishing reading camps (or clubs).
- Improving the number of children attending after-school literacy activities.
- Increasing the number of children aged 3 – 6 years (including the most vulnerable) attending Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE).
- Improving schools with print rich environment (especially grade 1-3 classrooms).
What is the problem?
The education sector in Tanzania is still struggling to deliver quality education with challenges on retention and completion of full course of primary education. Significant proportions of children going to school are not learning the basics and have low rates in reading. Pre-primary education which plays a vital role in preparing the 3-5 year old children for primary education is not a reality in many communities in Tanzania.
How is World Vision addressing the issues?
We equip teachers with necessary skills to teach reading for lower classes by using Unlock Literacy Model. We are also engaging communities, parents and caregivers in promoting learning outcomes such as preparation of reading camps, attending parents’ awareness sessions and creating literacy environment for their children at home.
We mobilise local government authorities and other stakeholders on the importance of ECDE and advocate for establishment of pre-primary structures at the primary school settings. Also we are mobilizing community to enroll children including MVC to pre-primary education.
- We sensitise and support government and community to improve primary schools teaching-learning environment through community dialogues.