July - November 2017
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Tanzania, Upper Kitete Village
According to UNICEF, in 2007, Tanzania’s government pledged access to free primary school education for every child. Nevertheless, since then the registration of children attending primary school decreased strongly. However, approximately, 2 million children in the age between 7 and 13 years do not have access to education at all, which means they do not even learn basic skills. Furthermore, about 70 % of children aged 14-17 are not registered in secondary school.
Upper Kitete is one of the five villages which makes Mbulumbulu ward. The population of the village as per 2012 National Population census is 5,198 people. The village as of now has 1,447 children, 876 of them are girls and 571 are boys. 429 pupils attend classes at Bonde la Faru Primary School. The community of Kitete Village has already made a significant contribution to creating appropriate infrastructural conditions for their children. They built the first five classrooms in 2004 and gradually expanded the school. Nevertheless, the school is now much too small, lacking sufficient classrooms, toilets and equipment.
Construction Period: Nov 2020 - Apr 2021
Construction of 2 new classrooms with teacher's office, construction of 2 toilet blocks,
With the help of our implementing partner ECLAT and Upendo e.V., the Bonde la Faru Primary School will be extended in several ways. Two new classrooms will be built and equipped with desks. Furthermore, the other classrooms will be provided with desks, because at the moment, not every child can sit on a desk. A teacher’s office, equipped with desks and chairs, and an additional teacher’s house will be built to host the teachers on campus. Two toilet blocks with 16 latrines each will be constructed to augment the hygiene standard. Additionally, the already existing rain water harvesting tank will be renovated to harvest rainwater without losing it through seepage.
These measures will lead to better infrastructural conditions, from which teachers, and students will benefit from. Through the new classrooms, overcrowding will be reduced and this significates a more convenient learning environment for all. With the teacher’s facilities, the preparation of quality courses will be easier and toilet blocks will help maintaining a hygiene quality standard.