Schools for Africa
UNICEF, partnering with the Government of Tanzania and partners from the public and private sector, is strategically responding to the challenges and opportunities in the country. UNICEF Tanzania has a long track record of implementing education programmes that result in real and sustainable change for children. In four regions, over 262,000 pupils are now learning in child-friendly and stimulating learning environments provided with enhanced teacher, management and parent capacities through the national 3Rs programme.3 Given its success, this programme will be scaled up nationally as part of the Education Sector Development Plan. In 2017, close to 2,000 schools carried out interventions for girls’ empowerment, reaching 135,000 girls. They also introduced a new teachers’ code of conduct and communication tools aimed at the prevention of school dropout and the reduction of violence and abuse of children, especially girls, in primary schools.
UNICEF and partners have supported the Government of Tanzania on the national inclusive education strategy to respond to the learning needs of vulnerable and marginalized children and adolescent girls and boys. The strategy aims to create safe schools that provide psychosocial support and guidance for vulnerable adolescent girls and boys, as well as ensuring that schools are inclusive of children with disabilities. In addition, UNICEF has integrated life skills competencies into the new curriculum, and has supported government to review and develop its life skills learning strategy.