Education has the power to transform lives. Equipped with skills, knowledge and confidence, educated children have the potential to lift themselves out of poverty and reach their full capacity. Yet problems such as under-resourcing, poor infrastructure and low levels of attendance, particularly at the secondary level, have meant that Tanzania has struggled to make its vision of ‘education for all’ a reality.
HDIF is assisting this ambition by working with innovators to improve and extend access and learning for young Tanzanians in primary, secondary and tertiary education. One example is Shule Direct, a not-for profit social enterprise providing local and accessible digital learning content for young learners across Tanzania and Africa. Shule Co-Founder Iku Lazaro is an advocate for the role that technology and innovation can play in transforming the potential of disadvantaged young people in Tanzania, in particular girls and young women.