Folk Development Colleges (FDCs) provide vocational training for students in largely rural areas.
FUM supports the three FDCs in Tabora Region, at Urambo, Mwanhala and Sikonge, including support with bursaries for poor students.
Traditional FDC courses included agriculture, woodwork, tailoring, motor mechanics, masonry and brickwork. The gradual spread of mains electricity in Tabora Region has resulted in additional FDC courses being introduced such as domestic electrical installation and computer skills. These increase the employment opportunities for FDC students, a key aim for the colleges.
A short report on each college
The Principal Mr Herman Nestory is very good at keeping FUM up to date with developments at Urambo FDC. He showed much initiative with our Solar Lamp Project and was the first principal to sell their initial quota and have to re-stock. Read more....
Mama Malyeli, our long time friend, has retired after many years' service as Principal. Since 2016 the college has been run by the energetic new Principal Mr Mwadua. Read more....
Following the transfer of the Principal Mr Mguba to another part of Tanzania, the masonry and bricklaying tutor Mr Sylvester Shilinde has been appointed Acting Principal at Sikonge FDC. Read more....