앨런 교장선생이 금년 세 번째 학교 및 기술학교 증설을 마치고 돌아온 보고서다.
넘치는 정열로 먼 아프리카에 해마다 희망의 꽃 밭을 심어주기에 바쁘다.
Fellow Director Peter Daniels and I just returned from an amazing one month visit in October to the Karatu District of Tanzania to celebrate 2 important occasions; the opening of our new Flame Tree Vocational School and the first graduating class of our Gongali Primary School. We took this opportunity to tour our other schools as well to see how they were doing.
the new trade school
raising an welding the flagpoles
ribbon-cutting; Peter Pearse &
guest of honour District Commissioner
Madam Theresia Mahongo
Peter Pearse planting the
commemorative Flame Tree
Certificate of Appreciation to Peter Pearse
a new name, logo and motto
Artist Chasaki and his 3 murals
instant lawns, with a row of flame trees, where grass was planted, one blade at a time
Builder Restus Sanka, African Book Box Society's Anne Pearson & Ruth James,
PrimarySchool For Africa's Alan Roy
Anne, Ruth, Alan, Peter Pearse with wife Penny, Madam Theresia Mahongo
Gongali Primary School Graduation
A momentous occasion...
After seven years, the first graduating class of our charity's first school
26 children finished Standard 7 level schooling at Gongali Aslini Primary School and when asked the question, responded that they will continue with higher education, very fittingly so, at our Edith Gvora High School, then would either attend University or our new Flame Tree Vocational School.
A celebration included the usual political speeches, gift-giving, and local entertainment. but the highlight was the wonderful singing and dancing performances created by the 26 pupils who graduated.
It was such a pleasure for PSFA to see our first graduation. We waited 7 years for this moment, the culminating justification of our work here in Tanzania.
entertainment by graduating pupils
Guest of Honour District Commissioner
Madam Theresia Mahongo and Alan Roy thanking
teachers and giving gifts to pupils
PSFA Director Peter Daniels getting "robed"
as an honourary village elder
L to R: Peter Daniels, Ruth James, Head Teacher Magreth Macha, Anne Pearson, Alan Roy
Gongali Primary School is functioning well, but showing signs of wear and tear with the first 2 classroom buildings. Maintenance work involving ceilings, doors, concrete patching and painting is needed in the near future. But at this point,
It urgently needs... an administration building - $30,000; extended water piping system - $15,000; more curriculum books and school supplies.
|Gongali Primary School head teacher Magreth Macha with a class of pupils|
|an outdoor preschool class|
|teacher Gloria Luogo with class|
|Gongali Primary School - all 7 classrooms in 3 buildings|
Simba Milima Primary School
A new little school surviving...
After one year, this remote 2 classroom school with 2 teachers and 82 children is doing well despite the lack of electricity, an inadequate lunch program, insufficient curriculum books, and the
urgent need... for a water system to the site - $17,000; and an additional teacher residence - $20,000.
But we are continuing to develop this facility. Our sponsor donor, Safari Partners Inc of Vancouver BC, has committed to this years funding for a pipeline project to bring water to the site as well as a second teacher residence so that teacher Emmanuel Jacob can move out of his temporary habitat in the administration building storage room and finally bring his family to the school to live with him in a proper home.
the development plan for 2017
searching for a water pipeline route
the communal kitchen,
for lunch preparation
|basic corn and bans for lunch|
Head teacher Loatha Paulo with kids
Head teacher Loatha Paulo in his "modern"
kitchen, cooking with gas
The African Book Box Society's work has begun...
Anne and Ruth are delighted with their new relationships with our Karatu District Schools. They met with the teachers and students of Gongali Aslini, Simba Milima and Edith Gvora schools to organize the supply of curriculum books and enjoyed some class time with the students reading stories and leading them through some fun exercises.
|Anne and Ruth leading a fun exercise|
|Ruth's computer gift to Loatha|
|Anne's gift to Deborah Christian|
We visited our other schools too...
Peter Daniels and Alan Roy visited other PSFA schools to determine their most urgent needs...
Kilimamoja Ayatsere Primary School
Urgently needs... kitchen/dining building (with food program) - $35,000, extended water piping to kitchen and residences - $12,000; curriculum books and classroom supplies
Tidivi Primary School
Urgently needs... 2 teacher residences - $38,000; water piping system - $15,000; curriculum books and classroom supplies