Gongali Village School

Gongali Village School
children at the Gongali Village School, built by Primary Schools for Africa in Nov/Dec 2010

Thursday, 18 April 2013



Some very heavy rains in April caused a slowdown in construction at both the Gongali Village and Kilimamoja Village sites, but we are on target for completion by May 20th or so when I am there.

lintel beams installation

The Gongali Teacher's Residences #3,4 has just completed the roof framing and now has the sheet metal roofing installed. The workers are happy to be out of the muddy stages of construction and now with sunnier drier weather, the timing is good for the plastering of the exterior walls and in a few weeks, the painting.

roof framing
roofing installation

The Mayor came for a visit to the construction site, and to the delight of the workers, got bogged down in the slippery clay bottom of a new little lake. The farmer's tractor that came to the rescue managed to get him out, which goes to show you that it pays to have a little "pull" in the community. 

One great thing about the rain, however, is the rapid growth of crops this time of year. Should be a good harvest of maize, pigeon peas, and beans.

Mayor's SUV
 At Kilimamoja Classrooms 3,4, progress is a little slower as the "roads" (actually cattle paths) to the site are longer and much more impassable during the rains, even with 4 wheel drives. They got most of the materials to the site in March before the April rains and have managed to get the blockwork and concrete work done. They will start on roof framing as soon as we can get some more construction cash to them.

the continuous concrete lintel beam being installed over the window and door openings

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Alicia Lee is a Victoria artist.

She is also a humanitarian and generous supporter of our school-building projects in Tanzania.

She is holding an exhibition of her work:

Date/Times: Fri 31 May - 2:00PM to 8:00PM
                    Sat 1 Jun - 10:00AM to 5:00PM
                    Fri 7 Jun - 2:00PM to 8:00PM
                    Sat 8 Jun - 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Address: 145 Mocha Close, Victoria (Langford)
Phone/E-mail Alicia for more information: 778-440-0932; haksinne@gmail.com

Visit her website "aalicia.com" for her amazing gallery of work

50% of proceeds from the sale of her work goes to Primary Schools for Africa towards the construction of our schools, so please support her in supporting us....
attend her exhibition and buy a painting, or two....
or select from her website and phone/e-mail her to have them delivered.

Thank you from the children of Africa.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


The 2013 Kilimamoja Village School building project, in Tanzania, a 2 classroom building, is under construction.

Construction cost - $14,000
Funds raised to Date (16 April 2013) - $10,200 (72%)

This is as far as we have built as of end of March 2013

In the Kilimamoja village area, 39 children from the graduating 1st and 2nd year classes in Classrooms 1 and 2 are waiting for this school to be built so they can continue with their schooling in January 2014.

We urgently need to raise $3,800 more dollars within the next few weeks as Alan Roy will be travelling to Tanzania, leaving on 1 May, to go to the village to oversee the completion of the construction.

Please address your cheque to:
"Primary Schools For Africa Society"
and mail to:
Primary Schools For Africa Society
3301 Wordsworth St,
Victoria, BC, V8P 4B9


Visit our website www.PrimarySchoolsForAfrica.com and click on the Donate button to use your charge card.

A tax receipt will be sent out.

Please phone Alan Roy at 250-598-4207 or e-mail at aral@shaw.ca if you would like to discuss or if you have any questions.

The Primary School For Africa Directors and the children of Kilimamoja thank all those who have donated thus far.