Education - Ilkiding'a Cultural Tourism Programme(CTP)  
   
It is well known that education in this era of science and technology is probably everything and a lovely gift that a parent can reward his/her children in the family. At least everybody in Tanzania is well aware of the importance of taking the kids to school in order to fulfill the actual needs on the family, government and the world at large.

The United Republic of Tanzania realizes that quality education is the pillar of national development, for it is through education that the nation obtains skilled manpower to serve in various sector in the nation’s economy. It is through quality education Tanzania will be able to create a strong and competitive economy which can effectively cope with the challenges of development and which can also easily and confidently adapt to the changing market and technological conditions in the region and global economy.

The structure of the Formal Education and Training System in Tanzania constitutes 2 years of pre-primary education, 7 years of primary education, 4 years of Junior Secondary (ordinary Level), 2 years of Senior Secondary (Advanced Level) and up to 3 or more years of Tertiary Education. Specifically, the education system has three levels, namely: Basic, Secondary and Tertiary Levels.

Basic or first level education includes pre-primary, primary and non-formal adult education. Secondary or second level education has Ordinary and Advanced level of secondary schooling while Tertiary or third level includes programmes and courses offered by non-higher and higher education institutions.

The role of Ilkiding’a Cultural Tourism Programme in Education  

The United Republic of Tanzania is yet suffering from poor resource allocation to the education sector of which yield unprofessional candidates. Ilkiding’a cultural tourism programme is keen to welcome people from different parts of the world come and volunteer in the following section in Ilkiding’a village.

• Teachers (English Language teachers (other languages), Science Teachers, Computer Teachers and vocational training teachers among others).

• Contribution in school resources includes (school uniforms, chairs, desks, renovation of classrooms including painting as well as training the existing teaches with short courses). Currently we are looking forward for the contribution of day care centre classrooms which is famously known as NOSIM day care centre.

• Giving sponsorship to the disadvantage children who have lost one or both parents and lives in hard condition of low income.

• Teachers and consultants of psychological issues as well as teaching health especially to the spread disease such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Cancer and Diabetes among others.

• Proper education on women empowerment along with educating on disadvantages of Female Genital Mutilation which is still common to Maasai Community to date.

• Educating the Maasai Community over the importance of taking both boys and girls to school instead of having them doing the domestic activities.