Children’s Book Organisation formerly Children’s Book Project for Tanzania (CBP)

United Republic of Tanzania
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The main goal of the organisation is to develop a strong reading culture and societal appreciation and support for literacy. The organisation promotes, development and promotion of quality relevant reading books for pleasure to be easily accessible in primary schools in various regions in Tanzania. Creating children friendly class rooms for lower grades in primary schools and pre-schools in areas of extreme poverty Preparing a manual on the production of simple wooden and other accessible materials of teaching aids for schools. Support the coordination with juvenile carpentry training centres. It also gives training in Child Rights to Children, Teachers, Parents and society especially in areas where children rights abuses are rampant. It also supports the setting up, running and management of school libraries The grant supports travel within the East African region for artistic connections and shared learning through residences, showcases, festival and academic research projects
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
Over 300 children’s books have been caused to be published under the programme. Child friendly classrooms for around 1700 schools in Mbeya, Njombe and Songwe have been developed. Around 300 pre primary classes in Mbeya and Njombe have been developed. Over 250 project schools have been equipped with libraries, some have been extended to become community libraries. Dar es salaam, Coast and Dodoma Regions were involved in schools. A system of child rights security system has been established in schools in Chaleinze in Coast Region, starting from class upto district security officer and education officer. A manual for production of wooden visual aids has been published in collaboration with Korogwe Teacher Training College
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Visual Arts
Transversal Priority(ies)