Family Engagement Around the World: Tanzania

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Different societies and cultures have different ideas of what family engagement looks like in their communities. Check out the video below, which features fathers in Tanzania who are part of a parent group—which functions similarly to School Advisory Councils in Philadelphia—that meets regularly to discuss their daughters’ progress in school and address any issues as a group.

“Some parents don’t understand their role as a parent, or the importance of sending their child—especially a girl—to school,” says Mohammed Hamisi Mkavu, Chairman of the Parents Committee at Kanga Hill Secondary School. “We tell them, ‘If your child is absent three times, we will summon you and question you, during the meeting in the presence of all the other parents.’”