Man’gula School – Renovation of 6 Classrooms and Toilet Block
Continuation of work from 2017- undertaking the task of removing the unstable, dangerous roofs while raising them to create better airflow, reducing the temperatures within the classrooms. Replacing the rotting wooden window frames with metal ones and renovating the remaining 6 classrooms, and potentially, providing a new toilet block at the neighbouring infant school.
The school currently has 467 children, with a steady intake of new pupils each year.
Out of 88 pupils that took their entry exams to gain a place in secondary school, a massive 84 pupils passed! Passing the primary school leaving exam is currently required for access to a public secondary education in Tanzania, but more than 400,00 children nationwide (49.4%) failed the exam in 2013. They have just one chance to do this. Until regulations change, providing schools with the tools to deliver a quality education is the best chance these children have.
The teachers at Mang’ula and its community are dedicated to the school - as is evident to anyone who has the pleasure to visit.
The campsite would be behind the school as previously. Water supply via a tap. Food supply very good, and safety is good.
The project will be managed locally by Sharon, who is the manager of the nearby Hondo Hondo Campsite.