During 2018 Tanzed continued work in the School Development Programme, working with school committees, nursery teachers, outdoor play areas and school libraries.Through discussions with staff, teachers, parents and pupils, we have explored ways to increase parents' understanding of the importance of education and to develop awareness of the benefits of positive reinforcement in disciplining and rewarding children, both in school and the home. Two pilot studies were begun exploring developing the school libraries and identifying vulnerable children who may be struggling in school or not attending regularly.
Having spent many years working within the village schools, Tanzed has developed an excellent relationship with the local communities, government education officers and teachers and broken down some of the barriers between parents, schools and local officials. Tanzed is in a unique position to offer practical solutions through our projects, to ensure more of the most marginalised children in remote rural areas access school and complete the education which is their right.
The findings from these pilot studies are now being implemented into our new projects for 2020.
These projects are being launched in Janaury 2020 and details of each project will be available soon.