About 35% of the country’s population 44.9 million is children below school going age and the aged alike. Both Education and Training Policies of 1995 and (2014), demand young children from 3 – 6 years to go through pre – schools attached to primary schools before enrolling in grade one classes. These statistics reveal a marked increase in the number of children aged 3 – 6 years needing pre – school education. While the ageing populations who are fast increasing are also living in critical circumstances. All these demand some care services or support of someone warm to whom they can turn in times of crises and in other immoral virtues. They indeed need to be enabled to share their precious life experiences, lest they miss the good fortune of being helped to live a truly meaningful, useful and happy life.
Bearing all these in mind, Rock Memorial Education trust (RMET); a Christian framed non government non profit organization was founded by Mr. Sylvester K. Mgoma, as a child life survival, care and education advancement initiative in memory of Rev. Fr. Rock Katabure 1918-1994 who dedicated his love throughout his Gods call for young children safe and early livelihood . The trust was incorporated under the Trustees Ordinance 1956 (Cap. 375) on 10th July, 1998 vide Reg.no.1741. As an educational sector institution, the registered trustees of RME intimately seek to prevent child death and promote quality, friendly care of the young especially, those in vulnerable social, health and physical difficult circumstances and those suffering in various ways. RMET fulfills its mission through advocacy and training collaborating with wider varieties of child focus government ministries and non governmental organizations, research institutions, community groups and the private sectors to ensure children understanding of Gods kindness, generosity and forgiveness to one another.
The Trust’s Management:
In accordance with the Trustees Incorporatiion Ordinance, 1956 (Cap.375) Section 13 (3). The following make the body corporate of Rock Memorial Education (RMET) including Mrs. G. Mkaya Vicent, Mrs. L. Nyamkubi Achimpota, Mr. Anthony Sanga, Mr Fabian Kulwa, Mr. Antony Magambo, Mr. J.A. Mrutu and Hn. J. K. Bundala, and the Rt. Rev. Anthony M. Banzi, Bishop of Tanga..
- Young children are strong foundation of all human and economic resource and the best way to help them is by helping and training their caregivers, teachers, parents and communities.
- All children, especially those in difficult circumstances, have a right to quality early childhood education and care in order to minimize health hazards, dropout rates in schools, delinquency rates and government expenditure on welfare services
- All parents, especially those affected by HIV/AIDs scourge need to be empowered with family life development education in order to enhance their ability to provide quality care and to release empathic feelings towards their children..