Tloma Primary School Project
“We have met with the head teacher and he took us around the school and they are doing 2 projects. The first one is constructing a classroom which is at the beginning phase of construction. the second one is the Kitchen area were they want to do 2 things; build a new chimney because at the moment the kitchen is full of smoke during cooking hours and the other thing is that they want to make a food serving area.”
KEF Tanzania board members, February 2012.
JUST NOT ENOUGH
TLOMA PRIMARY SCHOOL has more than 650 students. There are usually 3 or 4 children to one desk, and 4 children to one textbook. 45 children share one latrine. Needless to say there is a great need for additional facilities. Mr. Msuya, the headmaster, proposes that KEF helps to fund the building of additional classrooms, latrines and desks, to make learning more comfortable for children and teachers alike. The above needs do not apply only to Tloma Primary School. All the schools KEF has assessed are in dire need of these basic facilities – especially textbooks, desks and toilets.
THE TEXTBOOK DILEMMA
In 2009, 2010 and 2011 KEF has been able to assist Tloma Primary School, Ganako Secondary School and the Karatu Ganako Library with the purchase of locally published school textbooks. Thank you to the Bellevue High School Leadership program for heading much of the textbook funding drive.