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Country: Tanzania
Project location within country: Mto wa Mbu and Kilwa Masoko
Duration: 2022 - 27
Budget: $887,000 (Global Affairs Canada)
Project status: Active

Project description

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College and North Island College, works with partner Tanzanian Folk Development Colleges (FDCs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Mto wa Mbu and Kilwa Masoko to collectively review the curriculum for the core programming in FDCs and improve its delivery. Collectively co-developed curriculum resources will support the delivery of the priority programs at the partner FDCs with focus on gender equality, human rights, and environmental sustainability. 

Working in partnership with the FDCs and CBOs, the project will address their training needs through development and implementation of short courses, modules, or workshops. The project will improve youths’ soft employability / essential skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, teamwork, motivation, customer service, report and resume writing in addition to the technical, entrepreneurship and business-related skills training necessary to enhance entry into the employment, self employment and/or entrepreneurship markets.


To strengthen alternative pathways to education, employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship for women and adolescent girls. Working with FDCs and CBOs in 12 regions across Tanzania, ESP aims to increase rates of participation among women and adolescent girls in skill programs and improve access to skills and gender and human rights training in their communities. The program will also expand opportunities in the informal sectors through post training support to transition to business to employment or self-employment business training.


Tanzanian partners: Mto wa Mbu and Kilwa Masoko Folk Development Colleges, and local community-based organizations

Canadian partners: Colleges and Institutes Canada, Nova Scotia Community College, North Island College

Expected results

Based on local labour market analysis, project partners will collectively develop and deliver short new courses to address the identified needs at each FDC, and at each CBO. Tanzanian instructors will be trained in pedagogy and andragogy, modern methods of teaching and assessment, and employer-driven curricula development. As part of the project, partners’ colleges in Tanzania will receive new teaching and ICT equipment.

Contact us

Angela Wojcichowsky, Director, International Partnerships & Projects 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, 20th St.
200 – 226 – 20th Street East | PO Box 1520,
Saskatoon SK  S7K 0R6 Canada