SHIPO Celebrates Global Action Week for Education ‘GAWE’

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.

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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.

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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.