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!
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.
Following the President’s notice to re-open schools by 29th June 2020; SHIPO adjusted some of its activities to focus on safe re-opening of schools. The re-planning led to implementing activities including:
Fabrication and distribution of improved hand washing facilities in all 20 project schools in Ludewa District.
Provision of hand wash liquid soap where all the 20 project schools received 25 liters each
Installation of water infrastructures to the neediest 6 schools – the activity involved community contributions particularly local materials and labour.
Conduction of COVID-19 awareness / sensitization education to all the 20 schools and their associated 15 villages that was done by the use of PA system, printed COVID-19 materials and posters. The sensitization sessions were done by using the specific audios released by the United Republic of Tanzania – Ministry of Health, Community Development, Elderly and Children
Printing and dissemination of both posters and the Protocols for safe re-opening of schools to all 20 project schools.
The activities were implemented from mid-June to mid-July 2020 were pupils, parents, teachers and the local government leaders were so grateful for the support from SHIPO and WeWorld
A total of 7617 pupils (3815 boys and 3802 girls) benefited from the undertakings that aimed to combat COVID-19 and ensure their safe stay and learning environment.
SHIPO looks forward to continue working with education and development stakeholders to extend the education endeavors not only to the schools in the project area but the region and our nation at large
Fabricated Improved Hand washing Facilities that were distributed in all the 20 project schools
Water infrastructure installed at Mdete Primary School
Water storage facility installed at Iyunguya Primary School
Mtanzania Newspaper was among the media that released the news showing students using the improved hand washing facilities at Mdete Primary School
156 teachers from Lubonde, Milo, Mlangali and Mawengi wards benefited from the school based workshops conducted by SHIPO from 24th February 2020 through 11th March 2020. A total of 20 primary school were involved in the workshops that addressed academic and school management themes.
The 53.6% stunting rate as far as child nutrition status is referred in the Tanzania National Nutrition Survey 2018 led to Njombe regional nutrition office assembling a special meeting to purposely evaluate the implementation of the regional contract in addressing malnutrition and stunting among children in Njombe.
It was Friday 28th February 2020 when the Njombe Regional Commissioner Hon. Christopher Ole Sendeka chaired a regional education stakeholders meeting to discuss some issues pertaining the regional education status.
Southern Highlands Participatory Organization (SHIPO) has become a member of Partin since December 2019.
Since Partin provides a platform and support for small development organization; SHIPO as a member can participate in such platform by meeting, networking and exchanging ideas so that we are linked in various projects and development opportunities.
60 Mathematics and science teachers of 20 schools in Ludewa District together with 4 Ward Education Officers benefited from the in-service teacher training conducted at SHIPO from 16th to 25th September 2019. Various topics identified as the most difficult were worked upon under the Vikindu tutors’ facilitation.
We are a Tanzanian NGO based in Njombe and operates throughout the Tanzanian mainland. Our NGO is specializing in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Microfinance, Agriculture and Irrigation and having more than 12 years of experience working in rural communities by facilitating projects based on the priorities, needs and capacities of rural communities as well as the private sector.