Semfuru Primary School is located in rural Singida, Tanzania. The school’s classrooms and latrines are in poor condition. Several of the school’s teachers live off campus, and it takes them up to two hours to get to school. Many of the students also live considerable distances from school, and some don’t attend during the rainy season.
Through our CDE program, all households in the community are encouraged to participate alongside school staff in the identification, implementation, and sustainability planning of projects that impact student attendance. As the community and school work together to identify why children are not attending school and develop a project to improve attendance, they will build on their existing strengths and assets.