Tanzania Education Network/Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania (TEN/MET) is a national education network of 170 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in the education sector in Tanzania. Founded in April 1999 by 39 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in a workshop convened by Oxfam and Maarifa ni Ufunguo.
It was registered in 2005 under the Companies Act, 2002. Its core aim is to link up with and work with other actors in Civil Society, especially Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), and other Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and international NGOs.
The aim is to provide comprehensive support to local communities’ initiatives to advocate for the right to education and to articulate their concerns with an informed collective voice to influence policies for quality basic education for all in Tanzania.
Vibrant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that promote equitable access to quality education.
TEN/MET is a network organization committed to promote equitable access to quality education by strengthening education CSOs in Tanzania through capacity building, advocacy, research, and networking.
In the pursuit of the TEN/MET mission, the members, the Board, the management staff and the stakeholders of TEN/MET have resolved to undertake the following objectives:-
- 1. Improved capacity of member CSOs to promote education equity and quality.
- 2. Advocacy for equitable access to quality education at national, district and community level conducted.
- 3.Research on education issues conducted and utilized to inform advocacy for policy and practises.
- 4.Networking with national and international education actors strengthened.
TEN/MET‘s funding is derived from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), , Foundation for a Civil Society, ANCEFA, Civil Society Education Fund (GCE), Action Aid Internationaland Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation.
Lesser funding is received from membership registration and annual fees