Shiriki shuleni focuses on teachers and pupils attendance to schools and classrooms.
Shiriki shuleni is a funded project by Twaweza, a non-governmental organization working in East Africa in three countries, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive.
Shiriki shuleni is the project that mainly focuses on teachers and pupils attendance to schools and classrooms. In addition, aimed at bringing parents and teachers closer on helping our children to learn, also involving Government to improve teachers’ attendance on classrooms.
"Je, watoto wetu wanajifunza?"
From 2010 to 2015, Twaweza through UWEZO did a research with the title "Je, watoto wetu wanajifunza?" which means "Do our children learn?". They did research on Primary level schools through volunteers and concluded that our children do not learn properly in our schools.
After that conclusion, investigation for the reasons that led to such conclusion took place. The reasons were several like children do not eat properly due to financial problems, some families have very hard life making the child unable to properly be fit to learn, children come at school already tired from the work at home and sometimes teachers do not go to class to teach.
From these reasons, Twaweza decided to focus on teachers not attending to schools and classrooms issue which gave birth to the project called Shiriki Shuleni. Twaweza has launched Shiriki Shuleni project on two Districts (Mvomero - Morogoro and Ilemela - Mwanza) in Tanzania for trying to implement the project. Twaweza is working with CDO at Mvomero and Shiriki Shuleni was intended to be implemented on 5 wards in Mvomero which were Maskati, Melela, Mvomero, Mzumbe and Sungaji.