Sustainable Environmental Management Practices through Skill Empowerment in Tree Planting Among Youths: A Case Of Mtakuja, Bakiri Muluzi And Bunju Girls Secondary Schools In Dar Es Salaam

Mlaki, Maria Frederick (2011) Sustainable Environmental Management Practices through Skill Empowerment in Tree Planting Among Youths: A Case Of Mtakuja, Bakiri Muluzi And Bunju Girls Secondary Schools In Dar Es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation is an outcome of the research study conducted and the project being implemented in three secondary schools of Mtakuja, Bunju Girls and Bakili Muluzi in Dar es Salaam. It covers the period between December 2010 up to June 2011.The participatory community assessment conducted in the village using participatory methods and tools like Focus Group Discussions (FGD) , semi-structured Interviews and Field visit survey came out with five major community needs which needed to be urgently addressed. Participatory Assessment Method (PAM) was employed to asses different aspects of the community in. areas of; Water, Sanitation, health, environment and culture. The results showed that environmental degradation, deforestation, water and air pollution and water borne diseases was revealed to be the highest challenges and constraints to development in these areas. These Environmental problems have far reaching ramifications in terms of student’s attendance, performance, high incidences of water borne diseases, heat shocks and fainting. The communities around the schools also experienced problems of diarrhea, chronic typhoid. The study concludes that both students and communities around are susceptible to the danger of developing cancer as result of poor environmental. Therefore the study recommends that deliberate efforts should be taken to involve the youth into environmental conversational programs to ensure sustainability and reduced danger that is threatening the nation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > Waste management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 08:19
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 14:00
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/298

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