Refugee students in Tanzania

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Added On January 14, 2018

Due to a lack of funding, there are few schools for refugee students in Tanzania. 
 
They have to attend classes in the open air in refugee camps. 
 
Let's take a look.
 
The poor conditions in Tanzania have left thousands of students off schools, with only 75 percent of primary-aged schoolchildren attending classes.
 
SOUNDBITE (Kiswahili) HAFASH IMANA EUPHRASIE, Burundian refugee and  student
"When it rains or is too windy, branches will fall off the trees. Classes will be canceled and the injured students will be taken to a health clinic by our teacher."
 
Furaha school is one of nine primary schools in Tanzania's Nduta camp, with a quarter of children aged between 6 and 14 not attending school. 
 
SOUNDBITE (Kiswahili) HAFASH IMANA EUPHRASIE, Burundian refugee and  student
"When I graduate, I expect to become a teacher, so I can help other children."
 
Empty stomachs, exhausting trek to school, poverty and no diplomas resulted in the low enrolment rate in the African country. 
 
SOUNDBITE (Kiswahili) NDAYININAHAZE MARIE GORETH, Burundian refugee and  student:
"Children do not go to school because their parents do not support them, so they decide to drop out and try to earn money to make a living."
 
An education officer at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the situation is "unacceptable".
 
SOUNDBITE (English) JAMES ONYANGO, Education Officer of UNHCR
"We need more money. Construction of the classroom pretty much translates to we need money to put the classrooms there."
 
According to a recent UNHCR report, 91 percent of children attend primary school in the world, however for refugees, that figure is far lower at only 61 percent, and in low-income countries it is less than 50 percent. 
 
The report added only 23 percent of refugee adolescents are enrolled in secondary school, compared to 84 percent globally.