Development cooperation ,15.08.2013

Competence Development in Education


The aim of the project is to promote competence development in the special education and general education sector in Tanzania through workshops and seminars. The overall aim is to promote school achievement, possibilities of further education and future good quality of life. The specific aims are to promote inclusion of children with disabilities in the schools (they are less than 1%), to promote reading and writing abilities and prevent difficulties and to decrease the high drop-out rate. In addition the aim is to develop the curriculums for teacher education and for certain school subjects (mathematics and environmental education). In curriculum development an important area is curriculum adaptation for children with disabilities. Workshops/seminars will be arranged in two places (Dar es Salaam and Moshi) three days/place during three years (in total18 days) for key persons/stakeholders in the educational sector (school inspectors, district educational officers, tutors, principals etc.). The topics are "To promote reading and writing abilities", "Inclusive education for children with disabilities" and "Professional and Curriculum development". Lecturers in the seminars are tanzanian PhD-holders in Special education and Education, graduated from Åbo Akademi university in Finland. The lecturers are specialists in their fields and they have conducted large research projects in Tanzania. Thus they have a good knowledge about the local needs and problems. The participants (40 in each seminar) are expected to plan, carry out, evaluate and report development projects in their own areas in the local communities. The results and models of best practices are suggested to be implemented in the whole country and lead to sustainability, which is the overall aim of the project.


  • 2013: 21 054 €
  • 2014: 21 054 €
  • 2015: 21 054 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Teacher training 50%
  • Educational research 50%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

  • U-landsföreningen i Vasa r.f.
  • Institute of Adult Education



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