Tanzania has been introducing KAB since October 2002 when the first workshop for training Facilitators, Trainers and Promoters was carried out in Arusha, with participants from vocational training institutions under the umbrella of the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA). VETA is an autonomous organization set up by the Government for promoting vocational training in Tanzania. In the following years, more Tanzanians participated in training workshops held in Uganda (Kampala, 2003) and Kenya (Mombasa, 2004), totaling approximately 20 Tanzanian Facilitators, Trainers and Promoters trained between 2002 to 2004.
As pilot tests were conducted, the participating institutions adapted parts of the materials and translated the packages into Kiswahili, and in most cases, implemented KAB in coordination with existing entrepreneurship courses. Subsequently, a national curriculum based on the KAB package (“Entrepreneurship Development & Education – EDE”), was developed and formally introduced into all Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) in Tanzania, comprising over 800 institutions.
In 2005, The ILO and the VETA, along with their partner consultancy company Triodos-Facet East Africa, developed a new curriculum for VTC trainees, named Entrepreneurship Education & Training (EET), drawing on and adapting parts of KAB (modules 1 and 2). Since 2006, the new curriculum has been pilot tested in 7 VTCs and 155 facilitators have been trained and coached to teach the new entrepreneurship methodology. In addition, over 3,180 vocational trainees were trained until 2008. Tanzania is now undergoing a transition stage where the EET curriculum will substitute the previous programme and will be rolled out to all VTCs in the next few years, starting from 2009.
In 2012 Tanzania drafted a National Entrepreneurship Training Framework. There is an on-going discussion among stakeholders including the ILO and the Ministry of education on how Entrepreneurship will be introduced in schools. The pilot programme will start in January 2013.
Educational / Training Institutions: 800 (EDE + EET curriculum)
Facilitators, Trainers and Promoters Trained: 155 (EET curriculum)
Students / Trainees: over 3,180 (EET curriculum)
Ms. Marjan Duursma – Triodos Facet East Africa
Anamringi Maro – former coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Education Programme in Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA)
* Note: all data above refers to the information available as of April, 2009. The figures can actually be slightly larger than presented.
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