JUU club members of Mpeta Primary School in Kigoma conducted a campaign to advocate for construction of new classrooms. They made small banners and sang songs which carried different messages and walked around the village for the whole day to tell parents, community members and leaders at large that, it is their duty to make sure they are provided with better and conducive environment for learning at their school. This initiatives assisted in bringing awareness and as a result in two weeks time parents joined hands and started construction of the classrooms.
JUU clubs in schools have addressed truancy problem in schools, In Lugongoni B Primary School in Itebula ward, Kigoma, most of truants have started to attend at school because of a home visit campaign introduced by JUU club members to find truants and advise them to return back to school.
Some JUU clubs have introduced ‘Morning speech” session to build pupils communication skills and confidence. Example of schools doing this are Umoja P/School, Airport P/School and Mumbara Primary School in Uvinza DC.
Beyond controlling of truancy initiatives, one Standard Seven Pupil was brought back to school, was identified being married and she was pregnant. She was taken to Department of Social Welfare where her case is now being handled.
School clubs are an intervention to support students, especially girls, to develop their own voice to address their learning and welfare issues, build confidence and foster greater collaboration and understanding between girls and boys. The clubs help students to address the issues they want to raise amongst themselves, from learning, to welfare at school and the home environment. The clubs are aimed at supporting participation and empowerment of boys and especially girls in primary schools.