The editorial team is pleased to release the 1st issue of Cardinal Rugambwa Journal of Educational Research (CARJER), containing four papers on push factors for rural women networking; systemic feminism; importance of philosophy; and NGOs’ intervention strategies on street children rehabilitation, respectively.
The Team accordingly invites your attention to the works of the following scholars. Rasel Madaha on push factors for networking among rural women in Central Tanzania, applied GAD theoretical framework in a case study, to explore the rationale for Women Village Community Bank Networks. The research exposes that women join the bank networks because the same provide contextual solutions to some of the key challenges facing them, including patriarchal domination. Stephen Mutie delves into a critical look at two Kenyan female writers’ novels: Rebecca Njau’s “Ripples in the Pool” and Margaret Ogola’s “The River and the Source”; within the framework of feminist critique – aiming at examining the narratives of domination and oppression. The critique recommends a rethinking option of realistic feminism in post-colonial Kenya. Although some say philosophy is a route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing, Deogratias Rweyongeza talks about the essential realm of philosophy in human life with special reference to University students. He elaborates that philosophy teaches students to think rationally, to argue intelligently, to study the deepest questions that trouble mankind and appreciate to integrate what is studied into a unified whole, during and after Evodius Laurent, applying a descriptive research design with urbanization and social change theories, investigates the phenomenal effect of NGOs interventions on street children incidence. Ways on how to employ viable strategies for improving NGOs interventions include provision of more focused care and rehabilitation programs to remove the children from the street and to turn them into useful citizens. Also, more collaboration of all actors such as government, NGOs, the community and vibrant civil society in creation of effective interventions is proposed. Finally, using document scrutiny, the rural women effort on food security in sub-Saharan Africa was examined by Clara Rupia, who focused on the situation in Tanzania. She joined this perennial debate on food security among sub Saharan populations which appears to be a recurrent phenomenon, with efforts of women involvement to alleviate hunger and famine. Several reasons and interventions to remedy negative issues that tend to prohibit women’s efforts to enhance food security in Africa, specifically in the United Republic of Tanzania.
Rev. Prof. Joseph Kamugisha