The Kiteto District CERC, operating
in Kibaya Tanzania, serves as resource for all sectors of the community
and also serves as a model for international development throughout
Opened in July of 2003 the Kiteto District Community Education
Resource Centre provides educational support through programming
for all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels.
The CERC is characterized in the community by two mottos, “Karibuni
Tujifunze” and “Maarifa Mapya”. These mottos,
“Everyone is Welcome” and “New and Exciting Things”
respectively characterize what the CERC offers the Kiteto community.
By providing an innovative resource centre that is available to
all community members the CERC hopes to improve the quality of life
through education in one of Tanzania's least educated areas.
Originally envisioned as a one room study centre for young women
the CERC has grown into a 14 room complex which was purpose built
and designed by incorporating the ideas of a democratically elected
community steering committee. The centre is open in the mornings,
in the afternoons, in the evenings and on the weekends so that all
community members have ample opportunity to access its resources.
CERC programming takes place inside the centre, outside in the complex,
and around the community. The programs currently in operation include:
two academic support centers with discussion rooms, an early learning
centre, a continuing education centre, a reading area, basic literacy
classes, English classes, computer classes, workshops and seminars,
children’s playground, experiential teaching garden, and integrated
Please take some time to explore the above menu where you can learn
much more about the exciting education happening at the Kiteto CERC!