Elimu Haina Mwisho- Skills Development Initiative for young Women through FDCs is a collaboration between KTO and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST) which targets adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) who 1) have dropped out of primary or secondary school due to various reasons or 2) school dropouts who were unable to subsequently continue education.
The initiative directly involves young women including young mothers along with their children. KTO is in the pogram collaborating with Aflatoun, a Dutch NGO. KTO’s method is to take a holistic approach to the challenges facing this group of young women and single mothers and provide them with an integrated program including secondary education, vocational training, life skills and entrepreneurship, skills needed to create opportunities for further studies or to bridge them into employment and enable them to thrive in the labor market. The program will recruit young women to Folk Development Colleges (FDCs) allocated in different regions all over Tanzania. Young women will come together for a 2 year course of social rehabilitation, skills-building combining both theory and practice, and short-term internships.
The program aims to empower women to become skilled enough to become self-employed, formally employed, or enable them to continue their education
The course activities are also used as a tool in the work towards attitude and behavioral change in society, bringing awareness about girls and young women´s situation in the community through Community dialogue activities. To enable young mothers to attend the courses childcare will be provided at day-care centers at the FDCs.