ESRF Disseminates Research Findings on Out of School Children Project.

    Ms. Graca Machel(Middle), Founder of the Graca Machel Trust with Prof. Fortunata Makene, Head of Research and Publication - ESRF during the workshop

    On March 13th, 2017, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) disseminated findings of the baseline study of the Out of School Children Project in Mara Region supported by the Graca Machel Trust.

    Bishop Michael Msangazila,Bishop of the Diocese of Musoma giving his remarks

    The event was witnessed by the former South Africa first lady Graca Machel, officials from the Government of Tanzania, Mara Alliance and other stakeholders.

    Ms. Graca Machel(Middle), Founder of the Graca Machel Trust with Ms. Lydia Bupilipili(Right) - Bunda District Comminissioner and Ms. Angelina Mabula(Left) - Butiama District Commissioner

    The baseline study is aimed at informing the implementation of a basic education program on Out of School Children aged between 7-17 years old in Mara region.

    Prof. Fortunata Makene, Head of Research and Publication - ESRF with Dr. Naomi Katunzi, Project Education Specialist Consultant and Advisor - Graca Machel Trust planting tree at Buhari Community Development College where professional teachers and para professionals will be teaching out of school children

    The study will be conducted in all Local Government Authorities in Mara region but Phase I has focused Bunda District and Town Council, Butiama district council, Musoma Municipal council and Tarime district council whereby all villages and words were visited.

    The study identified 11,666 Out of School Children among them 7,049 were male and 4,617 were female. The study also identified barriers for each child to attend school; and services available in schools and those provided by NGOs based on Essential Package of care and Support for Teaching and Learning.


    Last updated on 2017-03-16




ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)