Polska pomoc

 

The improvement of teaching and diagnostics of parasitic diseases in LITAs’ schools as a component of enhancing the standards of education of breeding livestock in Tanzania.

Schools belonging to the government network of agricultural schools the Livestock Training Agency (LITA) require thorough technical and organisational modernisation. The low standards of student education at undergraduate level are a problem. Due to the lack of equipment in school laboratories, the poor condition of equipment and the excessive number of groups, animal health classes are conducted mainly in the form of theoretical lectures. Students do not acquire the appropriate practical skills and therefore do not acquire the necessary knowledge about methods of animal health protection and public health. Meanwhile, recognising and combating parasitic invasions is a prerequisite for raising the productivity of farm animals.

A condition for improving the quality of teaching in LITA schools is to strengthen the teaching facilities of institutions and introduce organisational and program changes. Changes in education should include, in particular, the modernisation of teaching methods by increasing the share of practical activities in the total hours.

The project is a development of the activities carried out in 2010-13 by the Faculty of Building and Environmental Engineering of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Cultures of the World Foundation.

The improvement of teaching and diagnostics of parasitic diseases in LITAs’ schools as a component of enhancing the standards of education of breeding livestock in Tanzania.

The will be carried out between February and December 2015 in four LITA schools: Buhuri (Tanga), Kikulula (Kagera), Mabuki (Mwanza) and Madaba (Sangea) in Tanzania.

The project will be carried out by the Science for Development Foundation and the local partner – LITA schools. In addition, it is going to be run with the support of scientific and teaching staff of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

The primary goal of the project is to improve the quality of student education by changing curricula and creating laboratories in LITA schools to diagnose invasive diseases in domestic animals. Thanks to the training of the staff and students, the laboratories will be able to assist breeders with the initial identification of parasitic animal diseases. As a result, the quality of human and animal health protection in the local communities of Tanzania will improve.

The beneficiaries will comprise four LITA schools: Buhuri (Tanga), Kikulula (Kagera), Mabuki (Mwanza) and Madaba (Ruvua). They will train about 500 students and a group of 12-14 staff from individual schools.

The improvement of teaching and diagnostics of parasitic diseases in LITAs’ schools as a component of enhancing the standards of education of breeding livestock in Tanzania.

The project was carried out between February 1 and December 31, 2015.

The activities included the refurbishment and adaptation of the rooms for parasitological laboratories. Laboratories were equipped with laboratory equipment and equipment for the diagnosis of parasitic diseases. In addition, LITA teachers and technical staff received training in the use of the laboratory equipment that was purchased.

Activities to implement program changes included training materials and a series of laboratory exercises was carried out. The exercises included the study of material for the detection of parasitic invasions, elements of bio-insurance and guidelines for collecting samples from animals.