Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

11 November 2012

Tanzania: NGO Hands Over 53m/ - School Project

Moshi — CHILDREACH International (CI) Tanzania Country office in partnership with Childreach International of the UK handed over seven renovated classrooms, teachers' office and a new kitchen worth 53.5m/- to Mrokora Primary School in Rauya village,

Marangu District. CI Tanzania Country Office Director, Ms Sheila Makindara, said the project was implemented by CI in collaboration with 44 volunteers fromUSA and UK who participated in the rehabilitation and construction works which was implemented for seven months from May, this year.

She mentioned anticipated impact of the school project as increased enrolment, increased performance in examinations, increased attendance, reduced drop-out rates and increased teachers' morale. Meanwhile, CI has so far spent over 471m/- to support various projects this year, including renovation of buildings at Mrokora, James ole Millya and Kirefure primary schools in Moshi rural area as well as Lake Jipe Primary School in Mwanga District, according to Ms Makindara.

She mentioned other completed projects as school farming in six primary schools and one Vocational Training Centre, all in Moshi rural area; My school My Voice project in Hai, Moshi and Mwanga districts as well as support for running expenses in partnership with Woodford Foundation in one Vocational Training Centre.

Other implemented projects include Child Rights and Protection with four local partner organizations in 27 schools and three wards as well as installation of 'Litre of Light' technology that provides light in a house during day time and provision of solar re-chargeable light during night time in 100 families at KwaTito in Hai District.

Officiating at the handing over ceremony, Moshi District Education Officer, Mr Sheshe Mlacha urged the school community to guard the renovated structures from getting dirty and set up green gardens to improve the school's environment.

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