Tanzania Early Childhood Evaluation

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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Fursa kwa Watoto (FkW) (Opportunities for Children) project in Tanzania is a four-year effort to design an enhanced preprimary package of interventions that improve early grade reading, writing, numeracy, and social emotional outcomes for children.

 FkW is supported by Dubai Cares and implemented by a consortium of partners, including Aga Khan University, Children in Crossfire, CSR Group Africa, Mathematica, UNICEF, and local education partners Maarifa and Tahea. Partners work together with oversight from the FkW steering committee, which designs, implements, and tests innovative early childhood education strategies. Partners also work closely with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, and regional and district education leaders. To increase the potential for future scale-up, FkW’s activities are aligned with the Government of Tanzania’s existing preprimary education policies and structures, classroom standards, curriculum, and official teacher training colleges. FkW has two models: (1) preprimary classrooms within primary schools and (2) satellite preprimary classrooms in locations where there are no nearby primary schools. FkW is expected to directly benefit more than 25,000 children over four years across approximately 150 schools in the Mwanza and Kilimanjaro regions.

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