Rural Tanzania is a large region with multifaceted people from various different cultural backgrounds. Interestingly, the area is blessed with innumerable natural resources, but despite that fact the communities still not received any satisfying and significant development.
People living in these areas are suffer from extreme poverty and consequently they have no possibility to afford the costs of basic needs, such as shelter, education, healthcare and food.
The majority of the families have an average number of six children per household and they struggle to survive by doing miserable jobs. As a result most of these poor families do not take their children to school.
For the youth from these poor families who succeed to be in school, continuing with the education is still a big challenge. This is because many of them have to drop out because of reasons like family needs: For example many girls stop going to school in order to take care of the sick parent at home or boys to do some work to support the home.
When such a child finally is free to go back to school, it is no longer possible to continue with regular schools. The only option is starting a entrepreneurs and vocational skills training. However the costs of this educational way which could be considered as a middle solution between work and school, are still beyond the means of many poor families living in rural areas
Our strategy revolves around facilitating community engagement in information access, transforming schools and influencing policy making and practices, providing space for citizens to engage, stimulating dialogues and collaborating with partners to advance participation, accountability, transparency and social justice.