TAREO ’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19: SUPPORTING KIDS AND YOUTHS TO LEARN AT HOME
According to the United Nations, school closures in 85 countries to contain the spread of Covid-19 are disrupting the education of over 776 million learners globally. Tanzania and other countries across sub-Saharan Africa have closed schools to prevent further spread of the virus. We have been thinking about what TAREO (Moshi Institute Of Technology-MIT, KIDT-VTC Moshi and MAJENGO KIDS AND YOUTH TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL can do at this while the world is finding the solutions while continued education and learning while schools are closed. We’ve had many conversations with people across these countries who are concerned about the short-term and long-term effects that this will have on the pre-existing learning crisis across the continent.
These are numbers of quick solutions that we have committed taking at this time include;
- We are offering our home learning guide books and kids edutainment content- as well as educational videos to support health and hygiene– for free, to any one in Tanzania and partners who can share it with communities in need. Please contact email@example.com for more details on the terms and conditions as well as links to the content call 0717157640.
- We officially launched our online/web based learning platform , and we are working to populate it with even more content and guidance for all kindergarten, primary ,secondary and vocational trainees and students to use at anywhere, home or at school to support home learning . KIDT OR MIT Toolkit is a large library of quality, vocational skills learning -made early learning materials and educational
These materials are currently available in Swahili and English. These toolkit serve as teaching aids for the purpose of improving the quality of instruction with self kerning modal, play-based visual and audio learning. We have arranged the resources according to course/class, subjects ,modules and practical guide session, so it’s easy for you to find what you are looking for. Just follow this link to log in/sign up, and explore and download our resources.
- We are also working with other education and learning partners to create an inventory of learning resources to distribute on our YouTube channels, TAREO Toolkit platforms, and broadcast channels.
- We In the long-term, we plan to create even more health-related content and skills self learning that will support public awareness and practices around hygiene and infectious disease prevention while creating self employment for youths.
This is just the start, and now more than ever, we need to come together as ambassadors for children and youths across Africa and support out-of-school children and youths continued learning at home. Please share this with your network and all relevant parties. We will share updates on the progress and any other initiatives that we and other partners make around this issue.
Remember, “we do it for creating innovate generation”!