DVV International begins work in Tanzania

Launching of the National Adult Literacy and Mass Education Rolling Strategy. From left to right: Frauke Heinze, Senior Desk Officer for East and Southern Africa at DVV International; Mary Watugulu, Deputy Director, and Dr. Sempeho, Head of Research, Publication and Consultancy – both from the Institute of Adult Education.

DVV International has started working to build a sustainable adult education system in Tanzania. In this context, DVV International is supporting the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the national Institute of Adult Education in order to introduce and disseminate their new National Adult Literacy and Mass Education Strategy 2020/2021 – 2024/25.

The Tanzanian government regards adult literacy as a key foundational element for the advancement of the country’s economic development. State and civil society actors from Tanzania were able to get to know the successful work of DVV International during exchange visits to Ethiopia and Uganda. The Community Learning Centre and the Adult Learning and Education System Building Approach developed by DVV International were evaluated very positively in terms of improving literacy and educational opportunities for the people of Tanzania.

As a result of this positive assessment, DVV International will support the Tanzanian government in establishing an effective adult education system. From mid-2021, the regional office will be relocated from Ethiopia to Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) in order to be able to effectively support non-formal adult education locally and in the region.

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