Despite Kuleana's recent successes, there are many challenges ahead. Local salaries fail to attract talent; so many potential staff recruits look for work in the other major Tanzanian cities of Dar-es-Salaam or Arusha where there are more career opportunities. In addition, Kuleana's most pressing need is for staff training on a regular, integrated basis.
To help meet these challenges, Street Kids International has worked with Kuleana staff on a three-year program of staff training to strengthen Kuleana's capacity by building the basic skills of its young staff. A core component of this program was Street Kids International's successful participatory methodology, developed over the last six years with partners in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
Training will focus on program and curriculum design, teaching principles and methods, research skills, participatory outreach techniques, monitoring and evaluation skills, gender analysis and gender programming, child trauma, computer literacy, developing teaching resources and English language training. Workshops and staff exchanges will allow Street Kids International to promote these methods among other child-serving agencies, including our partners in neighbouring Zambia.