WE believe that education is a gift for life and that it is the main tool to give to children in order for them to be able to fulfill their dreams.
We are deeply convinced that every child has potential and will succeed if provided with the right learning opportunities.
We are committed to ensure that all children, irrespective of their origin, are able to go to school, play, interact and learn with other children of their age.
In Tanzania, Community Development Watch (CODEWA) runs programmes to support the education of the most disadvantaged children of Tanzania in different ways.
"Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. Change can be met with resistance from people who fear it or who do not understand it. There are few things more effective as an impetus for change than knowledge — people cannot fight for something if they do not understand what they are fighting for"
What We Do?
To encourage parents to send their children to school and to avoid child labour, we meet families to inform them on the returns to education and to assist them through the enrollment process.
We work hand in hand with local communities to form Children Groups (CGs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) to identify children in need and to make sure that even the most marginalized children in their area are sent to school formal schools in the right age classe.
Our professionally trained school teachers give private lessons to children in order to make sure they do not have knowledge gaps that prevent them from understanding classes in school.
Besides mainstream knowledge, we expose children to new learning tools such as IT training. We also promote and facilitate extra-curricular activities and sports.
Finally, we provide children with all the school material they need such as pens, notebooks and exercise books to make sure they can study properly.
Examples of actions
Girls Empowerment through IT Training
“In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game-changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school. Technology can bring textbooks to life. the internet can connect students to their peers in other parts of the world. it can bridge the quality gaps." by Queen Rania of Jordan
CODEWA Executive secretary believes that “being exposed to digital technology at an early age is so important for kids to connect to the outside world. Moreover, it makes children comfortable and familiar with the technology and that is extremely useful when they start school”.
We develop children’s curiosity through providing Information Technology training to the kids at Town School in Tabora Tanzania. We want to expose them to new disciplines but also to encourage them to explore new areas.
Provision of school materials
EVENT IN JANUARY 2017
“If our world way of life fails the child, if fails us all” by Pearls Buch.
Orphans do not have the luck to have parents that push them and show them that they believe in them. During this event, our director of education Mr. Fredrick Sunday reminded to the kids that they are part of CODEWA’s family and that we believe in them.
Fredrick, through a speech, strived to show to them that we really value them and we believe they have an important role to play in this world. He insisted that success is not only academic but also an attitude to adopt towards life and people.
The spirit of today’s event can be summarized in the following quote: “Attitude is a choice, happiness is a choice, optimism is a choice, kindness is a choice, respect is a choice, and whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely” by Roy T. Bennett.
After Fredrick’s speech, we took advantage of a sharing a lunch and drinks for more informal talks like in every family.
It was also an opportunity to play games and laugh together.
Since this was the beginning of the first school term of 2017, the last part of the event was the provision of school material like exercise book, pens, and pencils to the kids. We want to thank once again our generous donors that make this possible.