Books & Desks Delivery Monitoring System inaugurated

The morning of November 12, 2013 saw the inauguration of the Books and desks delivery monitoring system at Nyerere Centre in Dar es Salaam. This is an initiative to purchase 29 million pounds Sterling in primary books and desks for Tanzanian primary schools. The money comes out of the radar refund from BAe systems from the radar system purchase of a few years back. Click here to read a PDF with project details, extracted from their website.

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Twaweza launches Shule.info Website

Twaweza have launched a new website detailing Tanzania education performance in Form 4 exams going back to 2004. Shule.info is available in Swahili and English. It permits queries by school, or by individual student. Student confidentiality is protected by requiring the student's candidate number to perform a query.

Early Marriage Threat to Girls' Education

The following websites have excellent articles on the problem of early marriage in Tanzania. A practice rooted in poverty, early marriage results in physiologically premature child bearing, the perpetuation of poverty among women. and the spread of HIV and other STIs.

A fourth website article from CIDA Canada, details the profound favourable implications for poverty reduction of allowing girls to continue and complete their education. The articles are at:

Photograph courtesy CIDA Canada.

Intervita & Acra Case Studies now available on website

Intervita and Acra, two Italian NGOs, Intervita being both a TEN/MET member and a 2013 GAW Committee member, have given us their case studies from Global Action Week in Ludewa for posting on our website. They are available at the following links:

Case stories English

Case stories Swahili.

Each file is just over one MB in size. For more information in English about Intervita and their work in Tanzania, please visit their website.

GAW 2013 wraps up in Lindi

Global Action Week wrapped up in Lindi last Saturday April 27. The theme for this year was "Every child needs a teacher". A full report will be published shortly on the TEN/MET website. Below is a representative sample of photographs taken in the course of the GAW events at Lindi.

GAW in Lindi 2013 in pictures
Activity
Children attending event
Children listen
Children
Speaker making a point
Children listen to speaker
Listening to closing remarks

 

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