Clemens Mulokozi

Ashoka Fellow
Tanzania,
Fellow Since 2015

Citation

This profile was prepared when Clemens Mulokozi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
The New Idea
Jambo Bukoba trains primary teachers to provide school children with “life skills training through sports.” By offering this training and implementing uniquely designed games that build the children’s self-esteem, creativity, teamwork among other skills, Jambo Bukoba Tanzania has been able to demonstrate that sports and Physical Education can be an effective tool for solving education problems such as school drop-out, quality of learning, parental and community participation in education, gender inequality with regards to education access and even boosting teacher motivation.
Lack of proper training for physical education teachers is an endemic problem within the education system in Tanzania and beyond. For a teacher to qualify for teaching “Pysical Education” in Tanzania, all they are required to have is the equivalent of a high-school diploma and a pass in Biology. Clemens is pushing to change that by working with Teacher Training Colleges to have the Jambo Bokoba training program officially certified and endorsed as new training standard for training Physical Education teachers. Ultimately, Clemens plans to introduce his sports education program into secondary schools and to have the model replicated in other countries across East Africa.
Also unique is their integrated approach of linking education interventions to health and gender interventions in particular HIV/AIDs and gender equality. Globally, Tanzania is one of the countries with the highest rates of all HIV/AIDs infections among young people with girls being affected more than boys. General lack of awareness is to blame for this state of affairs, particularly in rural areas. Clemens believes that schools are the best spaces to deliver health education to young people. He also contends that failure to incorporate gender in addressing developmental issues does more harm than good which explains Jambo Bukoba’s focus on girl-child empowerment as a core part of their strategy.
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The Person

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