GIRLS HOTEL PROJECT : FUNDED BY JAPAN EMBASSY EMBASSY TO THE TUNE OF 122,281USD
This project focused on a secondary school namely Ng’apa. Ng’apa, which is found in Ng’apa village, located in Ng’apa Ward. The ward is made up of 3 villages namely Mkupama, Ng’apa itself and Mbuyuni. Mkupama has 643 household Mbuyuni, 802 and Ng’apa 740 and a total population of 7308. In analyzing gender distribution of Ng’apa ward population, Mkupama has 940 men and 1,044 women, Ng’apa has 1,202 men and 1,285 women, and Mbuyuni has 1,360 men and 1,477 women thus making a total population at ward level to have 3503 men and 3805 women respectively. In analyzing its education status, data shows that in 2009, has 9 secondary schools out of which 8 are community secondary schools and parents. The private sector owns 1 school only. Most secondary schools came out of Government campaign of having a school in each wad and most of them have not reached form four yet. The total number of students in these schools is 3337 with 1240 girls and 2097 boys.
Ng’apa Secondary school has a total of 309 students out of which 108 are girls and 201 are boys. All these are students live in Mbuyuni, Mkupama and Ng’apa itself where most of them come from very far from the school.
Ngapa 5 had its first form four students in 2010 where 71 students set for National examination. Only 1 student got Division IV the rest, 70 students got Division IV.
This and scenario provides a clear picture that the education sector is not doing very well in the area. So many factors have contributed to this problem. In addition to shortages of facilities portrayed above, scarcity of student hostel in the area makes students delay and absenteeism which affects both retention and completion rate let alone performance. In addition to house chores they need to put up after school hours, due to its rural vegetation which includes bushes found on the road sides, girls security as far as sexual advances, harassment and violence affects their retention and completion rates including performance.
Considering Education which contributes to human capital and hence one of the quick wins in terms of its potential in realizing multiplier effect despite long term investment that needs to be made this situation should not continue without being both questioned and attended to.
Goal: was to contribute in improving girl’s education in Lindi District, Lindi Region.
3.2 Objective and activities
Activity(i): To build two Girls Hostel in Ng’apa Secondary School, Ng’apa Ward, Lindi District, Lindi Region.
Activity (ii): To strengthen School Governance system so as to enable it to proactively address education challenges facing the school by reaching out beyond resources Government machineries.
4.0 Target population
While the Project will be located in Lindi Region, Lindi District, Ng’apa Division, Ward, Ng’apa Village, Ng’apa Secondary School, The hostel will benefit 96 girls per year.