Unemployment remains high among Tanzania’s young population, while the market for innovative vocational training courses is limited.

The mobile learning platform VSOMO is making much-needed vocational training education more accessible to youth, by offering theoretical training online. The platform is fully aligned with the government’s plan to expand the provision of VET across the country. To date, only a limited number of students have completed the online courses. The courses lack engaging elements, are moderately expensive and have limited accessibility for disadvantages youth.

Digital social innovation

In partnership with academic, private and public partners, the online courses of the existing mobile learning platform VSOMO and the ecosystem around them will be improved: selected courses will be enhanced through gamified, personalised and interactive learning content. To attract more youth, marketing efforts will be made to promote the enhanced courses, and the online part will be offered for free for a number of disadvantages youth. More government training centers will offer connected practical trainings and learning centers in the rural muncipalities will be establish to give access to the courses.


1) 5 digital hubs have been established in Dodoma and Singida. A total of 379 (171 Females, 208 males) youth have been using these hubs to take online courses through the VSOMO platform.

2) Since July 2023, there have been 6,717 new registrations across the country and 248 learners have
successfully finished their online courses.

3) A total of 5 courses were selected, assessed and improved through gamification. 3700 new users have registered for these courses since July 2023.

EdTech – Use of education technology to improve quality and continuity of teaching and learning
Digital tool
Mobile application
283 891 €

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