The village Lemooti is situated in the district of Monduli in the Arusha region. It was founded in 2002. The village has a total population of 1,362 people, and 544 among them are children. 431 children attend classes, 201 of them are girls and 230 are boys. The Lemooti community highly values their children’s education and they commit themselves to providing a high education standard at school. Even so, the increasing number of children has led to overcrowded classrooms, and this has made teaching difficult. Lemooti Primary School is the only Primary School in the village and therefore is a very necessary social service.
As the community of the Massai is determined to give their children the best education they can, they participated in the construction and development of the infrastructure of their school from its beginning. In 2002, the first four classrooms were built by the community alone. The construction of two additional classrooms with two offices started in 2015. In January 2019, construction started on two more classrooms. Unfortunately, these four extra classrooms could not be finished until now due to a lack of resources. There are ten pit latrines that are used by girls and boys as well as the teachers. Furthermore, the school has a kitchen and three rainwater harvesting tanks.
In the following six to eight months, the four classrooms, that were built in 2002, will be renovated. The renovations require fixing of the walls which are already chipping, carpeting of the floors, and installation of windows and doors. The other four classrooms (2 dating from 2015 and 2 dating from 2019) require floor carpeting, and installation of windows.
Apart from that, the project itself has a sustainable effect on the Lemooti Primary School: it will increase the number of children registering for school, it will prevent the number of children dropping school, and it will improve the health and sanitation situation in the school.
The extension and renovation are extremely important to ensure that all children can attend classes in an adequate way, and we are looking forward to getting this project started!