Tanzanian teachers from secondary and technical schools in Dodoma and Didia took part in trainings conducted in September and October 2017 within the project: “Tools for Development. Improving the quality of secondary and vocational education in Dodoma and Shinyanga regions in Tanzania through modernization and equipment of libraries and introducing training program in schools in Dodoma and Didia”implemented by Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service – Youth for the Worldand co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland within Polish development cooperation.
The purpose of the trainings was to provide teachers with the skills in entrepreneurship and career guidance so that the secondary and technical schools equip students aged 15–22 years not only with knowledge but also essential skills needed in the job market and future career. Apart from a regular training, teachers had an opportunity to conduct a pilot session for their own students which was supervised and evaluated by project facilitators. It helped teachers to verify recently gained knowledge and skills in a classroom.
The direct beneficiaries of the trainings were the secondary and technical school teachers in Don Bosco Didia and Dodoma as well as the group of students participating in pilot sessions. However, the project envisages approx. 3000 students benefiting from the project results in the future.
The project involves also construction, renovation and modernisation of study rooms, libraries and ICT room in secondary schools, improving access to books and educational materials and promoting reading and studying. The project supports schools in meeting current needs of young people, especially from rural areas and disadvantaged groups. So far, all activities were well received by the beneficiaries which is very promising.