Extent of Adult Education Programs on Empowering Skill to Women In Income Generation In Mkinga District

Karabona , Robert (2015) Extent of Adult Education Programs on Empowering Skill to Women In Income Generation In Mkinga District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Poverty is growing among the women in Tanzania especially in Mkinga District (Tanga Region) which caused by illiteracy. This study sought to assess the adult education as strategy on empowering women in skills utilization in income generation. The study explained how adult education was relevant to women empowerment in income generation; examine the skills for empowering women in income generation as well as how community members perceived the women Education. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Case study research design was used in this study. The population of the study comprised all women, males, adult education facilitators, District adult education coordinator and District education officer who were actively involved in this study while sample size of 64 respondents were randomly selected to answer the research questions. Three research tools used during data collection; this were questionnaires, focus group discussions and interviews to fulfill the researcher needs. The findings indicated that adult education empowered women through the use of skills in various economic sectors, for this case adult education is relevant to women in generating income, further more the study found that community perceived positively on women education. The study therefore recommended for action that government at all levels should make efforts to fund adult education programmes and constructing dams to ensure Masai settled in permanent place for attending adult education programmes; to set relevant time table for adult education; to provide relevant skills to women, also recommendation for further research that, variables used in this study will be a guide for further research to be carried out on a wider premise and covering many districts as a way of finding a lasting solution.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1459

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