Civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations have been commended by Ilala Municipal Council in Dar es Salaam for improving the education of children in the district’s poverty-stricken households.
Ilala Municipal Council Education Officer, Lukia Gwandu speaking at an ongoing workshop organised by the Organisation for Community Development (OCODE), said that a number of schools in Ilala District still lack educational infrastructure; NGOs have been working hard to complement government efforts in improving reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills for children.
“Parents and community support to improve education has slowed down following government’s decision of offering free education,” she said. But according to Gwandu, NGOs and CSOs organisations help to improve the learning environments by providing capacity building training and infrastructure development.
She urged the public and parents in particular, to continue supporting the education sector even as the government has decided to offer free education up to Form IV level.
If ever a people needed an intervention in its educational sector, Africa is in dire need of one; everyone is involved and should be concerned about achieving goal 4 of the SDGs-Quality Education.