While the education for Tanzanians is translated into various terms, “education is a throat” Education is the key to life, education is development etc., Scholars are looking the education as knowledge in its broadest sense.
“Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research”
In Tanzania, education is compulsory up to a certain level.
A scholar also says that “Education plays a vital role in shaping tomorrows’ leaders. Not only can we become a better nation by acquiring the skills necessary to be productive members of a civilized society.but also increase knowledge to actively achieve and meet challenges that can produce changes in which are productive for attaining business innovations, political and economic objectives.
Although the region has many economic opportunities including fertile land, indigenous forests, wildlife parks, Lake Tanganyika and strong people, Kigoma is listed in the poorest categories, such as an increase in unemployment rates, increased abortion at an early age, the high level of malaria effect, many incidents of insecurity including armed robbery events and many other.
The translation of the list is a low level of education, especially for self-reliance, entrepreneurship, reproductive health, technical education and public communications.
According to the United Nation;
“Kigoma Region has one of the highest levels of poverty and lowest levels of educational achievement in the country. Roughly 90% of the populations have completed primary school; however, only 8.3% of the entire population of the region has attained secondary education.” – Copied from Kigoma UN Joint Program fact sheet
In the education project OHIDE is intended to provide support to local community to increase their capacity to deliver quality formal and non-formal basic education, as well as vocational training, to adolescent girls.
It also seeks to ensure that adolescent girls have access to both information and support related to sexual reproductive health from a wide range of actors both within government and civil society.
In this concept OHIDE is planning to establish a youth centres that shall be used as resource centres for youth, students and people with middle age. Either OHIDE under support from development partners we plan to support and establish technical schools within the region, this centres will be used to give training to youth failed to continue with secondary studies after completion of primary education. This will help them to engage in self economic activities.
The skills that will be given to them are
- Mason and Bricklaying
- Domestic science
- Computer skills
- Mass communication (usage of smart phone as source of economic information)
- Motorcycle mechanics and
- Sports and Arts