The CAMFED Association AGM was a chance not only to look ahead but to reflect on the achievements of the year. For example, a number of 2021 graduates from different colleges and courses (pictured top), represented and celebrated the achievements of this year’s cohort of tertiary graduates supported by CAMFED. Others staged an exhibition of goods they are producing as part of group or individual business ventures set up with CAMFED’s assistance.
CAMFED commended by Ministry at National AGM
At the CAMFED Tanzania National AGM on December 7th, we were honored to be joined by Professor Riziki Shemdoe, the Permanent Secretary of State in the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and Dr Grace Magembe, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health.
During her address, Dr. Magembe emphasised the importance of gender equality and gender equity, and commended CAMFED’s efforts supporting the most vulnerable children to access education and grow into empowered, independent young adults.
District Education Officers plan for school reopening in January
District Education Officers (DEOs) from across 30 districts of CAMFED operations met to share learnings, achievements, and challenges from the past year, and to plan ahead for school reopening in January.
Particular topics included engaging with the new Reentry policy, the distribution of student entitlements, and coordination with other partners, as well as planning to support students in the term ahead. The DEOs will continue to be involved in the monitoring of student entitlements in the coming year and will support students who have dropped out to return to the classroom.
Strengthening our strategic partnerships for education
Also in the past few weeks CAMFED Tanzania joined the new ‘Parliamentary Organization for Quality Education for All’ as a key stakeholder. Above, CAMFED Association National Vice Chair, Prisca Kilemile (right), is pictured with the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Caroline Nombo, at the launch event.
Additional recognition for our Sisterhood came during a celebration of women’s empowerment in Iringa district, where the Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister of State in the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government, presented the young women in our movement with an award and a loan of 15 million Tanzanian shillings (about $6,500) to advance their businesses.