VIEWS OF THE CHILDREN 2007 - REPOA
This study is the first of its kind in Tanzania. Five hundred children aged 7 to 14 years from ten locations
of varying urban / rural and socio-economic mix took part in a participatory research project which was
undertaken as part of the 'Views of the People' (VoP) survey. Summarised below are the findings:
Issues which the adult researchers saw as distinctly separate parts of the research (schooling and the
position of children in society) children saw more holistically as part of the same issue. Issues which
adults tend to see as strongly connected, such as fines as a form of punishment, children saw differently.
To them, fines were another kind of financial contribution.