Improvement of the Livelihood of Secondary School Leavers Through Enhancing their Vocation Skills”: A Case of Malunga Ward in Kahama Town

Charles, Daniel (2015) Improvement of the Livelihood of Secondary School Leavers Through Enhancing their Vocation Skills”: A Case of Malunga Ward in Kahama Town. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Many secondary school leavers in Tanzania today are faced with difficulty of maintaining livelihoods consequently, unemployment and poverty remains pervasive among them. Thus a CNA was conducted in Malunga ward in Kahama to identify the problems and needs of secondary school leavers. Considering the findings of CNA several problems facing secondary school leavers and also their needs were identified. Need for employments opportunities and vocation skills were identified as the most pressing needs all together and formed the base for establishing this project. The project aimed at improving the livelihood of secondary school leavers through enhancing their vocation skills. The outcomes of the project included the introduction of vocational training program among the 15 trainees in Malunga ward by focusing on equipping all participants with knowledge on the basic principles of carpentry, entrepreneurship and life skills. The project has contributed in empowering trainees to build their capacities and gain access to income generation opportunities which have improved their quality of life. As a result, it has boosted their confidence in making carpentry products such as tables, doors, sofa sets, cupboards, chairs and stools just to mention few and to identify their market competently. In addition, ten youths have managed to run their own carpentry workshop while five have been employed. Therefore, the project has managed to improve their livelihoods.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:35
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1281

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