DUCATIONAL SCHOOL OUTREACH TO MSASANI A AND B PRIMARY SCHOOLS, FEBRUARY 2018
On 22 February 2018, UNIC together with IOM conducted and educational school outreach to 2 primary schools. Msasani A and Msasani B primary schools. This was an interactive learning session covering the topics of “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human trafficking focusing on child trafficking.
While UNIC Information Officer, MS. Stella Vuzo briefed the students about the Sustainable Development goals, while Ms. Valda from IMO briefed students about the organization and child trafficking. The topics helped the students to understand the key issues on sustainable development goals and the highlights on child trafficking helped them learn, understand and be aware of any signs of dangers related to child trafficking. Ms. Harriet Macha spoke about UNIC library and welcomed the students to make use of UNIC library especially during their holidays. She also advised students in both schools to start a “UN SDGs Club” to enable them to learn more about the SDGs through debates and discussions and to speak in confidence when making presentations during discussions and debates.
UNIC also gave books/publications for the school library and IOM gave calendars which carry information about the works of the organization to students and teachers.
The intern, Ms. Asnath Munuo,UNIC Clerk/driver and Knowledge Management Assistant took pictures and video of the event.
FUN THURSDAY LEARNING SESSION – 18 JANUARY 2018
UNIC conducted a Fun Day learning session for 2 primary schools: Msasani A and B Primary school students and teachers. Ms. Harriet Macha, the Knowledge Management Assistant, briefed the students about the UN and UNIC library and Ms. Matilda James, SDG Champion made a brief presentation on the SDGs in a simplified language for the student to understand, while Ms.Valda from IMO briefed students about the organisation and on child trafficking. UNIC Library,18 January 2018.
OUTREACH TO 2 PRIMARY SCHOOLS, SEPTEMBER 2017
UNIC conducted and educational school outreach to 2 primary schools. Msasani A and Msasani B primary schools. The Knowledge Management Assistant who visited the schools was accompanied by UNIC Intern, Ms. Asnath Munuo.
Ms. Harriet Macha briefed the students how the UN works, and also about the Sustainable Development goals. She also advised students from both schools to start a “Book Reading Club” in order to enable students build reading habits from an early age. UNIC was requested to paint library shelves with the UN Logo as an encouragement symbol for the school community to build reading habits. UNIC also donated books for the school library, among the books were: “Tugire Ubumwe” which was recently translated by UNIC into Swahili language, other books given to the school are: “growth and changes”, “to become a young man” and “all children in Tanzania are protected by the law of the child act 2009” (all books are in English and Kiswahili languages).
The intern, Ms. Asnath Munuo assisted in taking pictures of the event.
PEACEKEEPERS DAY EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL OUTREACH TO MSASANI A AND B PRIMARY SCHOOLS, MAY 2017
To commemorate the Peacekeepers day , UNIC conducted together with the Peoples Defence Force Officals visited Msasani A and Msasani B primary schools, to talk educate the students and teachers of the schools about the UN Peacekeepers and peacekeeping and the role of the Tanzania UN Peacekeepers.
FUN THURSDAY LEARNING SESSION – 10 NOVEMBER 2016
The UN Information Centre, Dar es Salaam, organized and conducted an educational “Fun Thursday” learning session for 4 primary schools. 40 students from Bongoyo, Hananasif, Mbuyuni and Oysterbay primary schools accompanied by their teachers attended the learning session.
The main topics for discussion were violence against children and child labour, with a focus on enhancing their knowledge and skills on self-protection according to their capacities. Ms. Georgina Mtenga – UNICEF – Programme Officer-Child Protection presented to the children the different types of violence to children, including bullying in schools by fellow students. Ms. Rehema Shija –ILO- Programme Officer-Decent Work for Domestic workers, highlighted to the children on child labor, most of all forced childhood labor, reasons behind forced labour, and outcomes of child labour such as preventing children from attending schools to get good education. She also highlighted the role of ILO commitment to prevent child labour by getting them out of work and back into school.
After the presentations, the children were divided into discussions groups, to measure their understanding of the topics on what they have learned, and the way forward. The children discussed actively on the role of the children should play to protect themselves against violence and child abuse in families, schools and their surrounding communities as a whole. They later presented what they have discussed in the groups. The students were confident and able to express themselves when they made their presentations. During questions session they had a lot of challenging questions related to what is happening in their lives, both at home and in schools.
The students, with the assistance of their teachers for each school, were given a task of delivering the messages of what they have learned to the other students in their schools who did not get a chance to attend this learning session. They promised to conduct the session in the schools early next year between January and February 2017 when the schools open after holidays.
The learning session took place on 10 November 2016 at UN Compound Conference Hall from 1000am – 1230pm.
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH TO YOUTH OUT OF SCHOOL GROUPS IN TANGA AND MOROGORO REGIONS,13-21 DECEMBER 2016
Theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Youths”
UNIC conducted an educational outreach to Youth out of school organization based in Tanga and Morogoro regions. The outreach took place from 13-16 December 2016 in Tanga region, and from 18-21December 2016 in Morogoro region. A total number of 8 Youth groups were visited, bringing a total number of 850 youths visited. The main theme for the outreach was “the Sustainable Development goals and the role of youths”.
UNIC also visited the 2 regional libraries in the regions to deliver UN publications, and also spoke to the library members in the library at the time, about the Sustainable development goals. The aim was to also request to establish UN Publications library corners in the 2 libraries, which will benefit all library members and all the communities of the 2 regions.
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
UNIC organized an educational outreach for Youth Out of school which took place on 19 January 2017,at Kigamboni Peer Educators Network offices. A presentation about the SDGs was delivered to 50 youths in Kigamboni. SDGs Youth champions Mr. Arafat Bakir (Youth of the United Nations Association-YUNA) and Ismail Mnikite (Temeke Youth Development Network-TEYODEN), made the presentation on SDGs, while Ms. Harriet Macha briefed the youth about UNIC and what it does with a special emphasis on UNIC library and the available resources. Publications on SDGs were distributed to the youths, and other UN publications were given to the KIPENET library.