Transforming Education for Girls in Nigeria and Tanzania (TEGINT) is an educational project funded by the Comic Relief UK within its Special Education Initiative for implementation in Nigeria and Tanzania. While Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP) is implementing the project in 72 schools 36 Primary and 36 junior Secondary in 56 communities of Nigeria, Maarifa Ni ufunguo is implementing the initiative in Northern Tanzania.
To achieve a transformation in the education of girls in Nigeria and Tanzania enabling girls enroll, stay and succeed in school and to empower them with a voice to challenge obstacles that hinder their participation in education and increase their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and other infections
North Central zone: Plateau/Nasarawa, Niger states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT); North East zone: Bauchi and Gombe States and North West zone of Nigeria: Kaduna and Katsina States
Through active involvement in Girls Club activities. A total of one hundred and forty four 144 Girls Club were formed across seventy two (72) schools. Through club activities, many girls have developed confidence to speak in the public and having the courage to challenge obstacles to their education and improving the quality of their lives.
Through core teacher training for Colleges of Education and in-service training by National Teachers Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Nigeria and implementation of Participatory Modules based on the Family Life and HIV/AIDs Education (FLHE) curriculum. CAPP has trained 1,406 female and male teachers in- and pre -service on Participatory Teaching Methodology. These trained teachers are actively promoting the use of this method in their teaching.
Through strengthening the capacity of School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) to address HIV/AIDS and gender issues in collaboration with Local Education Authorities and using the Society Taking Actions through Rights (STAR) approach to build parents capacity to address gender and poverty- related issues. Parents and SBMCs in target communities are mobilized and supportive of girls’ rights to education. The SBMCs have increased capacity to influence and support schools in understanding and implementing policies, programs and practices that respond better to the needs of girls.
The policy holders at the State level are government agencies like the State Governor, State Houses of Assembly, Ministries of Education and the Local Government education Authorities (LGEAs). Advocacy issues identified through interventions are communicated to them for possible attention.