Apart from the scholarly support, SATF also provides support to improve the learning and accommodation facilities at public schools (i.e. special schools).
During year 2015, SATF extended its support to Mitindo (Mwanza), Buhangija (Shinyanga) and Luhira primary schools. The trio schools accommodate large number of children with albinism due to the emerged brutal killings of people with albinism in the Lake zone. Luhira (Songea) primary school is also among the special schools supporting children with albinism and visually impaired children. SATF previously provided teaching aids as well as bedding facilities to Luhira in 2013.
Prior to the support SATF conducted needs assessment of the respective schools in collaboration with Education Officers for primary schools in respective districts. The assessment revealed that,
|More than 50% of school pupils were sitting on the floor,|
|There is lack of the necessary facilities to accommodate the physically impaired children including teaching aids,|
|There is also shortage of bedding facilities.|
|Dormitories and rest rooms buildings are dilapidated|
In view of the gaps noted, SATF donated 300 desks, 50 triple deckers and 660 pairs of bedsheets to children at Buhangija (Shinyanga Municipal), Mitindo (Misungwi-Mwanza) and Luhira (Songea Municipal) respectively. Through the support more than 1,200 school pupils will be sitting comfortably in class and 150 will also have good bedding facilities. A total of TZS 67.9 mil has been spent to implement this Special project..
SATF Chief Executive Officer –Ms. B. Mgaya(right) handing over 60 pairs of bedsheets to
Songea Municipal Education Officer for Primary Schools -Mrs. Edith Kagomba during the handover event
SATF Finance and Administration Manager, Stella Katende (right) handing over 400 pairs of bed sheets
to the school representatives in Buhangija, Shinyanga.
Pupils from Luhira primary school sitting on one of the donated desks during the
handover event.100 desks were donated at respective school.
Students’ representatives receiving 200 pairs of bedsheet during
hand over at Mitindo primary school, Mwanza
Donation of 50 Triple deckers & 100 desks at Buhangija primary school, Shinyanga
100 Desks donated at Mitindo primary school, Mwanza
A cross-section of the Mitindo primary school pupils sitting on the donated
desks. These are part of 100 desks donated at the centre
The situation before the donation of the desks at Buhangija primary school, Shinyanga
Pupils at Mitindo primary school listening to teacher while seated on floor due the shortage of desks