With the abolition of school fees in 2001, the Republic of Tanzania edged closer to achieving universal primary education. However, in an environment lacking funds and infrastructure, the large and growing number of children attending schools has amplified challenges beyond the mere accessibility of schools. Students’ performance in primary school are worrisome. Moreover, repetition of school- year rates are high. This particularly affects poorer households, rural communities, and girls.
In Kagera, a region in North-Western Tanzania, such challenges are particularly acute. For this reason, this project will focus on addressing the needs of a school in this specific region.