ABOUT 250 pre-primary school pupils from four schools in Dar es Salaam region are expected to benefit from a project for Quality Pre Primary School Education.
The schools are Chang’ombe, Oysterbay, Kinondoni and Bongoyo.
The project will be implemented by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
KOICA Tanzania Office Country Director Mr Manshik Shin said during in – country training completion ceremony for eleven project volunteers in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday that, besides the number of benefits which the project will bring in education sector in the country, it will as well going to be another way of strengthening friendship between the two countries.
“This project started in 2022 and will end in 2024. By the end of the project, we expect to have dispatched a total of 30 volunteers for the project”, he noted.
The project will benefit the mentioned number of pupils through provision of quality early childhood education programmes and improving classroom environment whereby 15 teachers from respective schools will participate in the teaching competency programme.
In addition to that over 100 parents and caregivers are expected to improve their parenting skills through the project.
Mr Shin thanked the government for willingness to work with KOICA in implementing various development projects which aim at improving people’s lives in various ways.
“Since 2002 when KOICA opened it’s office in Tanzania, it has been working to support Tanzanian government on health, education, rural development, gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sectors”, he said.
He said one of the ways which KOICA is using in supporting the government of Tanzania is to dispatch Korean volunteers to come and work in the country.
He further disclosed that to-date, KOICA has been able to send a total of 200 volunteers to work in schools and hospitals both in the Mainland and Zanzibar.
Salama Richard, a teacher at Chang’ombe Pre School told the ‘Daily News’ that she was optimistic of learning new teaching techniques through the project and promised to use the skills to improve education standards at the school.
Daseul Lim and Iseul Lim, among project volunteers who will be working at Chang’ombe Pre School expressed gratitude to have opportunity to work with the teachers in the country and share their skills and experience with them.