A.Reducing Vulnerability: – Aims at enabling rural communities to use simple, affordable and effective technologies to
address issues of food insecurity, income poverty, health related issues and environmental degradation.
B.Making markets work for smallholders:
Is focused on building secure livelihoods in terms of
increasing income earning opportunities and frequencies through: -
=>Hard skills training ( food processing, leather tanning, soap making, batik, tie & dye)
=>Training in soft skills (entrepreneurship)
=>Enabling the use of improved systems of production
=>Facilitating access to capital through the KST micro lending facility.
=>Facilitating market linkages
=>Facilitating linkage with relevant authorities for quality control, products and brands development, products certification, access to technical and market information
C.Improving access to infrastructure services:-Is targeted to improve smallholders’ access to locally managed services particularly :- =>Facilitating the formation and strengthening of rural microfinance
=>Facilitating access to safe and clean water through construction of rain water harvesting and improvement of natural water
D. Sustainability of undertakings at all levels:- Intended to strengthen leadership and managerial capacities among programme
participants in order to increase grassroots ability to plan, implement and evaluate with minimal external input. Thus paving the
way for smooth phasing out and allow replication and scaling up.
Training in participatory planning, evaluation and monitoring
Training of on-farm Farmer Field Facilitators.
STRATEGY: 1).SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME.
=>Reflection on the social teachings of the Catholic Church
=>Reflection on Kolping ideals
=>In unison with the Local Church
STRATEGY: 2.)ON-GOING TRAINING AND FORMATION:
=> Reflection on Kolping ideals .
The human resource development measures constitute the starting point and springboard for the performance of other types
of activities of the Kolping Society of Tanzania. Regular sessions of reflection and sharing sensitize programme participants to
realize their God given duty of looking after their welfare and the welfare of their neighbors through co-operation and collaboration
leading to joint action for their common benefit. These sessions further provide the forum for the exchange of information about
conditions of life and events in the neighborhoods, the current needs of people in these areas, etc. The mutual enlightenment
about the prevailing conditions generates the necessary consciousness and enthusiasm and eventually leads to collective decision
on action to be taken for enhancement of the local social and economic situation.
STRATEGY: 3.SUPPORT(Rural development).
=>Facilitating Linkages and Networking.
The Kolping Society of Tanzania assists its programme communities to design and implement income generation
projects for improving standards of living in their families and their communities.
The KST pays particular attention to rural development because more than 90% of its membership is rural based. The critical issues are agro
ecosystem farming, household food security, crop diversification, agribusiness, microcredit, and employment creation particularly among
women and the youth.
NGOTE - KOLPING DISPENSARY
Through reducing vulnerability as a point of view, this dispensary enables remote rural communities to access health related services or to
solve health related issues.
IMPROVING ACCESS TO INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES:
Is targeted to improve smallholders’ access to locally managed services particularly :-
=>Facilitating access to safe and clean water through construction of rain water harvesting and improvement of natural water sources.
FOOD - PROCESSING:
This works as a result of making markets for smallholders programme:
Is focused on building secure livelihoods in terms of increasing income earning opportunities
STRATEGY: 4.VOCATIONAL TRAINING
( Institutional + Non Institutional)
Aims at job creation towards hope creation for especially the youth and women.
Vocational training is a trademark of the Kolping Society since the time of its founder Fr. Adolph Kolping. This is realized through establishment
of formal (institutional) measures and non
•Formal vocational training:
The aim is to establish institutional vocational training in order to equip young people, especially those being unable to pursue further education,
with knowledge and skills to enable them to engage themselves in meaningful employment, be it self employment or hired. For this purpose
the KST runs the following three vocational training centres which follow VETA syllabus for vocational training: A).Kagondo Kolping Vocational Training Centre (KKVTC) 1993 in Muleba District:
It offers skills training in carpentry and joinery, masonry and bricklaying and tailoring. In 2011 the centre enrolled 116 students
(78 males and38 females) This year enrollment is 120. All the 30 students who sat for VETA exams passed. Services also include:-
=>Post training support
=>Internship, upgrading, linkages, tracking and alumni occasions.
B).Kolping Driving School
The skills offered is motor vehicle driving. The total enrollment for the year 2011 was 177 against the target of 130 for the projected three
intakes. For this year the school has achieved an enrollment of 133 students up to July. Candidates are mainly youth seeking driving as a job,
owners/operators of transport facilities and operators in the transport industry
C).Mwanza Vocational Training Centre (MVTC) 2007:
The facility undertakes specialized courses in tailoring, knitting, printing and batik, tie and dye. 25 participants benefited from specialized in
the year 2011.The centre also accommodates KST sponsored short courses in non formal sector such as Batik, tie & dye, designing soap
making. One such soapmaking was carried out and benefitted 22 entrepreneurs.
•Non-formal vocational training:
This is focused on the smallholders who no longer have the opportunity to register in formal courses because of social engagements
and financial constraints. The training needs are identified through participatory measures. The course design and duration takes into
account the expressed needs for income generation as well as life and living conditions of the target group. Special modules which are
designed by relevant authorities such as Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA), Small Industries Development
Organisation (SIDO)Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and UNIDO include the following:-
=> Batik, tie & dye ,
Food processing ,
Natural leather tanning ,
Leather products ,
Soap making ,
Designing (Batik, tie & dye)
D) Establishment of a Non Formal Vocational Training Centre:
The Kolping Society of Tanzania is about to establish in Dar-es-salaam a vocational training centre to cater for workers/entrepreneurs in the
informal sector. The training to be offered will borrow a leaf from the Kolping South Africa’s Work Opportunity Programme
STRATEGY: 6).FORMAL EDUCATION
Engagement in formal education aims at: =>Contributing towards improvement of educational standards in Kagera region and Tanzania in general.
=>Investing in a high potential project for generating internal revenue for KST mainstream programmes.
Adolph Kolping English Medium Primary School (AKEMPS): .
The facility was put up with financial support from Kolping Switzerland and was opened in March 2007 with the aim of running a fully fledged
boarding English medium primary school which offers early training and formation towards social justice reflected through responsible
adulthood, good governance and enlightened citizenry. AKEMPS started with 62 day pupils (30 Girls and 32 boys) has reached Standard Seven
with an enrollment of 546 pupils (girls 239 and 307 boys). The school has a staff of 54 (teaching and non teaching staff), and is self
For more information about the school ,Click here :www.akemps.ac.tz
STRATEGY: 7).NATIONAL PROJECTS FOR SELF RELIANCE :-
This programme aims at establishing income generating projects in order to contribute towards the sustainability of KST mainstream
Currently they include: •Bukoba Kolping Formation Centre (Bukoba Kolping Hotel):
The facility was established in 2003. It offers accommodation of 35 rooms, catering services, conference hall with the capacity of 120 people and
committee rooms with the capacity of 20 people each. Modern facilities are available for the conference hall and committee rooms.
The restaurant has capacity of about 70 people and gardens capable of hosting large functions. Hotel performance is steadily improving in
terms of room occupancy and patronage.
For more information about the hotel ,Click here :www.bukobakolping.hotel.tz •Large Scale Sugarcane Farming:
KST has acquired a land of 50 acres at Byeju – Missenyi District to engage in large scale sugarcane farming in the out growers’
programme of the Kagera Sugar Company.
•Solar Photovoltaic Project:
KST has decided to scale up the solar project from the service oriented to commercial undertaking to render the service to the remote
rural areas which are yet to be connected
to the national grid.
KST owns 7 woodlots with a total of 59 acres planted with a total of 38034 trees of various species and at different growth levels
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