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MAMMIE III Achievements January to March 2021

Category : Community , Education

SHIPO via its MAMMIE project planned and conducted the following activities in the period from January to March 2021:

Distribution of vegetable seeds in the project schools

Distribution and planting supervision of 8 types of vegetable seeds in all 24 schools was done in January 2021 where each school received vegetable amounts as per below summary:

  • Chinese cabbage 208g
  • Carrots 208g
  • Sukuma wiki 125g
  • Cabbage 167g
  • Onions 125g
  • Swiss chard 125g
  • Mchicha 167g
  • Pumpkin 833g

8,451 pupils including 4,251 boys and 4,200 girls; and 181 teachers including 89 male and 92 female are the expected beneficiaries of the undertaking.

Distribution of avocado seedlings in the project schools

A total of 440 avocado seedlings were distributed in the 4 newly recruited project schools namely: Figanga, Masaula, Sambala and Mbwila primary schools. The activity was done in January 2021. A total of 832 pupils (429 boys, 403 girls) and 21 teachers (15 male, 6 female) will benefit from the project that is also intended to improve the pupils’ nutrition as well as stabilizing the institution economic statuses.

Along with the seeds and seedlings, SHIPO managed to supply the gardening tools to all 24 schools where each school received the following:

  • 5 Hoes           
  • 2 Rakes
  • 3 Watering canes     
  • 10 Buckets    
  • 5 Weeding hoes       

Monitoring of school gardens and avocado plantations in the project schools

All the 24 project schools’ gardens and avocado plantations were monitored. The supervisory visits were made by both SHIPO and government using their community development officer and ward agricultural extension officers respectively. The benefiting schools were advised on the proper agricultural practices of managing the gardens and plantations.  All the schools had harvested and provided vegetables in the pupils’ school meals. 18 out of the previous 20 project schools had harvested avocado fruits where some were provided to pupils and the remaining sold to obtain funds that resolved some schools’ challenges including procurement of teaching aids and paying subsistence allowances for the volunteering teachers.

Participation in the training and dissemination of the national biofortification guidelines

SHIPO participated in the training and dissemination of the national biofortification guidelines that happened at SHIPO conference on the 3rd February 2021 under the facilitation of The Principal Agriculture Officers from the Ministry of Agriculture. The following were achieved:

  • The national bio-fortification guidelines meeting was successful conducted as planned, and participants were very cooperative in sharing their thoughts towards improving the nutrition status in the region.

Provision of learning materials in the 24 project schools.

The textbooks were successfully distributed to all the 24 schools from the 16th to 18th March 2021. The benefiting pupils, teachers and school leadership were very grateful for the notable support as the respective subjects and classes; that is STD IV Science and Technology and STD V Social Skills textbooks were completely missing in all schools.  Since the pupils to book ratio was 16 pupils: 1 book (2020) while the expected ratio is 10 pupils: 1 book (2021); extra efforts are needed to lessen the challenge that can greatly affect the pupils learning outcomes.

Post the textbooks distribution, there is still a notable deficit of the books where reference is made to the survey made. The survey indicated that 984 STD IV science and technology books and 927 STD V social skills books were needed. Since 525 STD IV Science and technology books and 520 STD V books were distributed; this denotes a deficit rate of 47% and 44% respectively; hence a call for more support from both government and the development stakeholders.

The support directly benefited 2205 pupils (1117 boys, 1088 girls). Since the pupil to book ratio has improved expectations are towards advancement of the learning outcomes in the 24 project schools.


LUDEWA TEACHERS TRAINED ON THE 3R COMPETENCIES

27 teachers from Madope, Lubonde, Milo, Mlangali, Mawengi and Luana wards benefited from the residential INSET on pedagogical competencies linked to the new syllabus on reading, writing and arithmetic. The training was conducted at SHIPO from 7th June 2021 through 16th June 2021. A total of 24 primary schools were involved in the training that was honored by Mr Joseph Lupogo who represented the Regional Education Officer.

The objective of the training that was facilitated by Vikindu Teachers College was to improve the learning outcomes of pupils in the project schools; thus a need to help teachers to:

  • Improve their capacity to teach the trained reading, writing and arithmetic topics
  • Identify, prepare and use teaching aids or tools relevant to topic and environment and capacitate other teachers who did not attend the training on these skills and techniques.
  • Prepare and capacitate other teachers who did not attend the training on how to teach the trained reading, writing and arithmetic topics and how to prepare lesson plan for their daily teaching/learning process.
  • Use different books (text books, supplementary and teachers’ guide) when preparing lesson notes in class and capacitate other teachers on the same

Upon returning to their working stations, the benefiting teachers will use the prepared schedule to apply the newly acquired knowledge and practices.

Both government employed and community hired teachers were regarded during the training. Out of the invited 28, 27(96.43%) participated. They were very grateful for the opportunity and calls for the government and stakeholders to ensure good teaching and learning environment via their collective efforts. Doing so would advance education provision and consequently improve the general school academic performance


SHIPO UNDERTAKES A RESIDENTIAL TRAINING FOR SCHOOL COMMITTEES

48 school committee members from Madope, Lubonde, Milo, Mlangali, Mawengi and Luana wards benefited from the residential training conducted by SHIPO from 21st June 2021 through 25th June 2021. A total of 24 primary school were involved in the training that addressed leadership, management and school administration

The training was honored by his Excellency Marwa Rubirya, the Njombe Regional Commissioner and facilitated by the experts from the Agency for Development of Educational Management (ADEM). Apart from the 48 school committee members, the training was also attended by the Acting Regional Education Officer, District officials including: District Academic Officer, District statistics and logistics officer, and the District school Quality Assurer. The 6 ward education officers of the respective wards also participated.

Basically, the training aimed at taking the members through the following training subjects:

  • Formulation, roles and responsibilities of School Committees
  • School governance, students and staff welfare
  • Community resources mobilization and management
  • Management of school funds
  • School Quality Assurance Framework and Handbook (tools)
  • Development of a supervision program for the 24 schools for the next 3 years
  • Whole School Development Planning (including evaluation of the 2018-2020 Whole School Development Plan and preparation of the 2021-2023 Plan).

Participants were very grateful for the opportunity and calls for the government and stakeholders to guarantee support in realizing the whole school development plan targets. Doing so would advance education provision and consequently improve the general school academic performance of the 8332 pupils including 4213 boys and 4119 girls in the project schools.

Mavala primary school committee chairperson enjoying with the MAMMIE Education Cup after receiving it from the guest of honor.

SHIPO Celebrates Global Action Week for Education ‘GAWE’

SHIPO under the WeWorld support celebrated GAWE on the 6th May 2021. The event that was globally arranged to happen from 26th through 30th April 2021, took place at Mavala primary school. SHIPO could not celebrate it on the very week due to schooling and curricula schedule interferences. The event theme was financing education.

The 2021 GAWE objectives included: community awareness raising for them to contribute in education provision improvement, addressing the education challenges and commitment on their resolutions, and general community awareness raising on the importance of education. There was also a side demonstration regarding plastic recycling that aimed at environment preservation thereby adding value to improving teaching and learning environment.

The event was attended by 703 participants including: 361 males and 342 females. The stakeholders involved: pupils, parents, teachers, religious leaders, journalists and authorities ‘village, ward and district levels’. The neighboring schools comprising: Milo, Luvungo and Mapogoro were also invited. It was honored by his Excellency John Makorere, the District Education Officer who represented the District Commissioner. The event was outrivaled by choirs, poems, sports, shows, music performances and speeches from various invitees and front-runners.

Stakeholders from countless viewpoints are welcomed to collaborate in these endeavors that are organized yearly to ensure Education Excellency that would consequently guarantee potential graduates thus quality social services and holistic community development.


Boresha Elimu Mbozi 2021 Q1 updates

Boresha Elimu Mbozi, the project implemented by SHIPO in collaboration with Mbozi District Council under the support of Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) keeps moving forward. The main activities conducted from January to April 2021 are the following:

Two days refresher training to child protection committees, conducted at village level in 19 villages

The reason behind this activity/output is to improve parents engagement in education process of the children.

SHIPO in collaboration with Gender Desk, Welfare Officers and Community Development officers from Mbozi District, conducted a 2 days refresher training to child protection committees in each village within the project coverage (19 villages). The main purpose of the training were to remind the committees members about their responsibilities and raising and reporting the child abuse cases. This activity reached directly 412 (Males 259 Females 153) child protection committee’s members at village level.

SHIPO together with local government authorities (LGAs) from Mbozi District conducted a refresher awareness creation meeting on child rights among parents and the community members in each of the 20 schools’ villages in five wards.

The output of this was to improve parents engagement in education process of the children. The topics discussed in the meetings were: childs rights, how to keep children safe in their surrounding environment, how to raise child in good manner and safe one, how to engage on their childrens education so as to raise their performance. This activity reached 2,500 (1,500 male, and 1,000 female) parents/community members. The methods which were used during the creation of awareness are public address system, questions and answers and group discussion.


Water Resource Integration Development Initiative (WARIDI)

Improve health and water supplies management to 89,468 people in Tanzania through support of 22 existing Community Owned Water Supply Organizations (COWSOs) in 30 villages of Njombe District Council.

Project Code

TZNJ104

Project Donor

USAID / WARIDI Tanzania

Project Budget

Tshs 292,138,856 out of which Tshs 255,239,774 were provided by USAID and tshs 36,899,082 by grantees.

Project Time Frame

Implementation: June 2018 to June 2019

Project Location

This Project was located at 22 villages in Njombe region: Igongolo/Kivitu, Itipingi, Ibiki, JM Makweta secondary school/upami/ilengititu, Ibumila/Ikando, Ikuna, Ninga, Kidegembye, Image, Matembwe, Wanginyi, Lupembe, Igombola, Ikondo, Nyave, Ukalawa, Madeke, Mfriga, Itambo, Iwafi, Lwanzali, Tove-Mtwango, Ikang’asi, Welela, Nyombo, Isitu, Kichiwa and Maduma.

Project beneficiaries

89,468 people part of 22 existing COWSOs.

Project Description

This project addresses issues relating to improvements of water supplies and health in the community through conducting community awareness raising activities and build to all expected/ and registered COWSOs the capacities to manage and govern water resources, adaptation to the impacts of climate change, improving hygiene and sanitation and inclusion of women and youths in community development projects especially in COWSOs formation, registration, formulation, operation and maintenance.

Objectives

  1. Start-up Activities /LGA and other stakeholders to determine WASH situation at Njombe District Council (initial assessment)
  2. Develop local government authority (LGA) capacity Building Plan for COWSO and Preparation Training Modules
  3. Capacity Building and Implementation of COWSO Action Plan
  4. On-going COWSO District Action Plan

Organizations / Businesses / Government Agencies Involved to Implement the Project

  • SHIPO Tanzania
  • LGAs
  • Communities
  • COWSOs leaders
  • Water supply attendants (including artisans)
  • CWST
  • Registrar
  • WARIDI team

Project Status

The Project was successfully completed.

Project report


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Well rehabilitation and tank installation at Idundilanga dispensary in Njombe town

Project Name

Well rehabilitation and tank installation at Idundilanga dispensary in Njombe town

Project Code

TZNJ117

Project Donor

Auara

Project Budget

Tshs 4,415,000.

Local contribution: Tshs  740,000. Auara: Tshs 3,675,000

Project Time Frame

Implementation: October 2020 to December 2020

Project Location

This Project was located at Njombe town, Njombe region

Project beneficiaries

Idundilanga dispensary users and workers, community around Idundilanga dispensary.

Project Description

The objective of this project was to provide Idundilanga dispensary with a reliable supply of water in a sustainable way through:

  • ensuring that the existing well provides enough water to the dispensary and to the local community during the whole year;
  • ensuring that the water from the well is pumped and stored effectively for its use in the dispensary.

Organizations / Businesses / Government Agencies Involved to Implement the Project

  • SHIPO Tanzania
  • Idundilanga dispensary leaders
  • Village leaders and the community of Idundilanga
  • Njombe Town Council
  • NJUWASA

Project Status

The Project was completed successfully and handed over to the intended beneficiaries. 

Project report 


Well rehabilitation and tank installation at Idundilanga dispensary in Njombe town

Since December 2020, the dispensary and the community of Idundilanga are benefitting from an improved access to water thanks to a project carried out by SHIPO with the support of AUARA.

The existing well was deepened to ensure that both the community and the dispensary have enough water throughout the year. While the community members continue fetching water with the rope pump, the dispensary counts with its own system: water was brought to the dispensary by building a tower for the new tank and by connecting the submersible pump to the tank and this one to the inlet to the dispensary.

 

The project has been a success, as highlighted by many of the stakeholders present during the Handing Over ceremony at Idundilanga. The community played their role by providing the local materials and one of the groups trained by SHIPO was responsible for the works.

Thanks to all the people involved in the project, hongereni sana!


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Water supply system in Utengule and Unyangala villages in Makete district

Project Name

Water supply system in Utengule and Unyangala villages in Makete district

Project Code

TZNJ112

Project Donor

Makete Lagunak

Project Budget

Tshs 122,927,991.

Local contribution: Tshs  60,627,780. Makete Lagunak: Tshs 62,300,211

Project Time Frame

Needs assessment: July 2019

Implementation: November 2019 to January 2020

Project Location

This Project was located at Utengule and Unyangala villages in Makete district, Njombe region

Project beneficiaries

Householders in Utengule and Unyangala villages

Project Description

The general objective of this project was to provide access to water for the villages of Utengule and Unyangala closer to their households in a sustainable way by January 2020.

For that, the specific objectives were:

  • To assemble/build the distribution lines from the tank to the water points
  • To construct 10 domestic water points in Utengule and 10 domestic water points in Unyangala.
  • To form and train the CBWSO (Community Based Water Supply Organization) for Utengule and Unyangala villages of Makete District

Organizations / Businesses / Government Agencies Involved to Implement the Project

  • SHIPO Tanzania
  • RUWASA
  • Villages/sub-villages chairs, Ward Executive Officer, Ward Councilor, Villages Executives officers, Ward Community Development officer, District Community Development officer

Project Status

The Project was completed successfully and handed over to the intended beneficiaries. 

Project report 


BORESHA ELIMU MBOZI project 2020 updates

Boresha Elimu Mbozi project is centered on improvement of parents’ and community engagement in education process of the children; improvement of teaching quality in target schools; increase of school attendance among boys and girls; and improving performance of school management. What follows is a summary of the main results achieved during the last year.

Children protection committees training

5 Child protection committees at ward level and 19 child protection committees were formed and trained through the project support at village level (covering 20 primary schools). Currently 13 (68 %) child protection committees are functional.

Children’s clubs formation and training

Formation and training:

  • 20 health and environment clubs (200 boys and 200 girls) formed and received the training on health and environment
  • 20 child rights/protection clubs (200 b and 200 g) formed and received the training on child rights/protection
  • 20 girls clubs (280 girls) formed and got trained about menstrual hygiene management.

On average 3 meetings were conducted in 20 schools within the project coverage. All 20 clubs undertaken the meetings as follows:

  • 7 schools’ clubs conducted meetings only once
  • 6 schools’ clubs conducted meetings twice
  • 1 school’ clubs conducted meetings three times
  • 3 schools’ clubs conducted meetings four times
  • 2 schools’ clubs conducted meetings six times
  • 1 school clubs conducted meetings seven times.

Improvement of water facilities

Due to the current situation where children fetch water from the downstream, water facilities will be improved.

Teachers training on 3Rs and Improvisation

50 teachers (14 male and 36 female) involved on 3Rs and improvisation training (application of competences of curriculum), capacitated on how to identify, prepare, and use teaching aids or tools relevant to topic and environment. 10 (50%) of schools started/managed to prepare and use teaching aids/tools relevant to the topic and environment.

Training of school committees

171 (99.4%) out of 172 expected committees’ members [118(69%) male and 53 (31%) female] were capacitated on the important issues related to school management and leadership, structure and responsibilities of school management committees (SMCs) and gender mainstreaming for effective and efficient management of the schools. Specifically the training enabled SMCs’ members to acquire knowledge and skills on school management and supervision; perform duties and responsibilities as stipulated in the circular No.1 of 2018; and address challenges associated with cross-cutting issues (specifically gender mainstreaming) in schools.