What a year it's been...December 22 2014
There are many smiling faces in Mtwara because of the successful work EdUKaid has done this year.
Schools improvement project:
Early on in the year the team finished Lwelu Primary School. It was a tough project to tackle but you can see the huge difference below. There are new and improved latrines, beautifully renovated classrooms and an incredible brand new pre-primary class which didn’t even exist before. A new water harvesting system was built in to provide the children with fresh drinking water throughout the school day
The young pre-primary students of Mkangala School were being taught in an unfinished teacher’s house. The building was unsafe, there were little resources and an occasional voluntary teacher. We are excited to announce that from January 2015 these children will have their own classroom and teacher. You can see the children in the old teacher’s house below left and the finishing touches being applied below right.
EdUKaid are continuing to support students in vocational training. These students are attending a college in Mtwara and are enrolled on courses ranging from welding and construction to pre-primary teaching and accountancy. Two years on and this project is already a success, seeing students complete courses and secure local employment.
Exciting news from Msijute primary school. Back in 2012 when EdUKaid renovated the school the average pass rate was 57.6%. In 2013 this has risen to 77% but incredibly this year the pass rate was 100%. This means that these standard seven pupils will have the opportunity to move up to secondary school!
November saw the graduation of three of our sponsored vocational students. Well done to Yusuph, Ismail and Twalibu who completed courses in mechanics and construction. You can see them at their graduation below with some of the EdUKaid Staff.
You may remember Stefano Fabian who (with help from EdUKaid) trained and qualified as a secondary school teacher in 2012. Last year, due to a lack of teaching jobs, Stefano was working in a cashew nut factory. However in February this year we discovered that Stefano had just got a job teaching a form 1 class at a secondary school in Mtwara.
A huge thank you to:
Downton Primary School
London Early Years Foundation
Guests at the Great Vending Get Together
Queens College Somerset
Amble Links First School
Ten Degrees South
People who took part in the 50x50 challenge
(Look back on our blog and newsletters to find out more information on how they helped us).
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