Parent-teacher partnerships (PTPs) are supporting girls’ aspiration and attendance

Isobel Wilson-ClearyNews & Events

Several stories from across the regions in which EQUIP-Tanzania works highlight the positive role PTPs have played in supporting girls’ education. In Chemba District, parents prevented their children from taking exams, asking them to fail purposely so that girls could get married and boys could continue helping the family with income-generating activities. PTPs in all schools conducted sensitisation meetings with … Read More

A new data management system for schools

Isobel Wilson-ClearyNews & Events

A tablet-based School Information System (SIS) was introduced to all schools involved in EQUIP-Tanzania in late 2016. It provides more timely and accurate data and supports performance management at all levels, from school upwards. A highly innovative development, the system can capture real-time daily data and upload it to central servers. School leadership are able to use it for management … Read More

Efforts towards improving girls education and creating more gender-equitable schools

Isobel Wilson-ClearyNews & Events

Schools clubs are tacking gender and social inclusion issue School clubs, known as JUU clubs, are an intervention to support students – especially girls – to develop their own voice to address learning and welfare issues, build confidence and foster greater collaboration and understanding between girls and boys. The clubs help students to explore issues, from learning, to welfare at … Read More

After-school club brings pupils together

Isobel Wilson-ClearyNews & Events

At Lwamlimi ‘B’ Primary School in Musoma municipal, a Standard Seven girl was being mocked every day by fellow students and male teachers because of her age. Eventually, the girl could not take it anymore and dropped out of school. The presence and reaction from JUU Club members was very powerful, through their efforts they talked to the head teacher … Read More

Increased participation of community at Kibara B Primary School

Isobel Wilson-ClearyNews & Events

In Kibara B Primary School (Mara region) poor relationships between parents and teachers led to high rates of truancy among pupils and low morale amongst teachers. The formation of a parent-teacher partnership (PTP) motivated parents and teachers to have joint meetings, including reconciliation sessions, and make use of sports and games platforms. After series of meetings, the community around Kibara … Read More