ABN – The UK’s Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) has provided Tanzania’s Digital Opportunities Trust (DOT) with a US$573,000 grant.
The grant will be used to launch a combined innovation, technology training and community outreach pilot programme.
Tanzania’s Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) will also work on the project, which promotes technical skills and innovation in education.
Two projects will be included in the programme, the ReachUp! And TeachUp! programmes.
DOT’s ReachUp! programme will train local college and university students to coach community members in technology.
Graduates in the TeachUp! programme will be placed into VETA facilities to support teachers with their ICT use in classrooms.
Eliguard Dawson, DOT Tanzania’s country programme manager, said: “DOT Tanzania is very excited to be recognised as an innovative social enterprise, contributing to the country’s Big Results Now (BRN) initiative.
“Through this programme, DOT Tanzania and VETA will work together to improve the technology skills of VETA trainers and will learn new methodologies to improve both the formal and informal learning of their students.”