Mapema Education Scheme (MES)-Project

The MES Project is a five-year project (2019-2023) that follows a path of an ecological model of multi-sectoral responses for landscaping inclusive quality ECD programs in Buchosa and Sengerema fishing communities. MES is implemented in 10 wards in the Sengerema district and 5 wards in the Buchosa district, the majority being fishing communities where the community, system and structures are not providing a nurturing care environment that supports children to survive and thrive.

The goal of this project is to improve opportunities for ECD among vulnerable children aged 0-6 that will improve children’s readiness and receptiveness to learning, and improve their general health and well-being.

The objectives are as follows:

  1. Children aged 3-5 in Buchosa and Sengerema districts have access to quality holistic early childhood development, care and pre-primary education during the school year so that they are prepared for enrollment in Standard One.
  2. Improved general health and well-being of young children age 0-6 years in Buchosa and Sengerema districts.
  3. Improved multi-sectoral response to supporting ECD programs among LGAs, ECD professionals, and ECD and non-ECD institutions in Buchosa and Sengerema districts.
  4. Building pre-primary schools and ECD community centers in Buchosa and Sengerema districts with inclusive education facilities that support effective early childhood development and learning.
  5. Households in Buchosa and Sengerema districts with sustainable income sufficient to protect, care and support early childhood development and education.