A big Hello to Rachel Friends in Tanzania!
On the third week of June 2018, I was among the lucky invitees to join the three days young Tanzanian innovation exhibition event hosted at the University of Dodoma by the Ministry of Education under the ESPJ - World Bank Funded program in partnership with private sector (charity organisation) projeKt Inspire http://projektinspire.co.tz/ .
The take away from the ESPJ ( Tanzania Education and Skills for Productive Jobs) representatives:
Most schools and learning institutions are not equipped with 21st century quality learning resources and educational resources to enhance development of creativity and innovative ideas. Rachel stands out as a resource for schools and institution regardless of their location.
The Ministry is looking for public and private partnership (PPP) to implement ESPJ program that will end on 2021.Learn more on the ESPJ here
Mnistry of education under ESPJ program is ready to fund projects that will promote creativity and innovation under STEAM in the grassroot. Example: Projekt Inspire projects and boot camps are funded under ESPJ
Levels of innovation that will be considered are from pre-innovation, to innovation to post innovation. That means from ideas to marketing the ready to use products.
The ministry will host innovation/ creativity competition (not sure when???) to select 70 best innovation ideas and creativity to represent the nation The competition is open to in-school youth, drop-outs, Vocational colleges, local government( public primary and secondary schools)
Grab this opportunity to work along the government to promote creativity in the Tanzanian community.
I hope this information is useful to you.
All the best in your endeavors!