Increased participation of community at Kibara B Primary School
In Kibara B primary School, there was poor relationship between parents and teachers that led to high rate of truancy among pupils and poor teaching morale for teachers. The formation of PTP motivated parents and teachers to have joint meetings, reconciliation meetings and the use of sports and games platforms.
After series of meetings, community realized the value of teachers, there is now good relationship between teachers, parents and the community in general. Pupils’ attendance has improved; teachers’ morale on classroom teaching has also improved.
JUU club brings pupils together
Lwamlimi ‘B’ Primary School in Musoma Municipal
In the school, a standard seven girl was being mocked every day by fellow students and male teachers for the fact that she was more aged compared to all others, the girl was lived in a very poor family with difficult. The girl could not take any more and decided to drop out from school.
The presence and reaction from JUU Club members was very powerful, through their efforts they talked to the head teacher and teachers concerning the situation of the girl, and how the girl has being affected with several mocking from fellow pupils. JUU club organized a meeting with pupils and explained to them and all pupils were advised to give full support to the girl instead of mocking her.
Not only that, Some of JUU club members went home and spoke to the girl and her parents, they asked her to return to school for the better future. She understood and returned to school until she completed last year.
In Musoma DC, there was a great challenge of truancy at Kulugongo B Primary School. There were two cases of a standard seven female pupil who dropped out of school for about a year and taken to town by her Aunt for petty business and a standard four male pupil had been out of school for 3weeks at home helping his father with construction activities.
JUU club members initiated a move to bring them back to school. They visited their families, talked to their parents on the impacts of drop out and truancy. Finally, the parents agreed to release the pupils from household chores and petty business, they are now back to school. Through the efforts made by JUU Club members, parents are now aware on the importance of education and they do not let their children to stay at home unless they are sick and needs medical attention.