Work is now well underway for the new VET Centre in Bashay village, near the town of Karatu. It will serve the northern region of Tanzania. Construction started in mid June with a scheduled completion on 10 October 2017.
|The first phase of the development of the Centre includes an Administration Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Tailor/Sewing workshops, a computer classroom and library and a Cafeteria.|
|first course of concrete bricks on cured slab|
|Restus (L) with local Member |
of Parliament Willie Qambala
|walls at full height|
|forming lintel beam on top of walls|
|District Commissioner (centre woman) with village officials|
Restus is excited! He promised that it will be built with to a high level of quality as would be expected for a facility that houses training for the building trades where its example of superior construction practices can be useful for the students there.
The community is excited too. There are regular visits by the District Commissioner, the village Mayor and the local Member of Parliament. They believe that this facility has been too long in the waiting to help solve the youth unemployment crisis in this northern region of Tanzania.
21 October 2017. That's the date of the Centre's official opening that will be attended by a number of us from Canada including two of our Directors, Don Gordon and Peter Daniel, as well as Africa Book Box Society's Anne Pearson and Ruth James. We look forward to what should be an amazing unprecedented celebration hosted by the District and village officials and community members.
GONGALI PRIMARY SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAM
Thanks to the generosity of Victoria's Africa Book Box Society, the "meal in a mug" food program is well underway at the school, with a lot of smiling pupils showing off their big shiny stainless steel mugs that provide a mid day meal of maize and nuts porridge.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DEBORA AT EDITH GVORA HIGH SCHOOL
Congratulations to Debora Christian, a student at Edith Gvora High School in Gongali Village, who has been selected to participate in the 2017 Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi. WiSci is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State, Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, and other private sector partners. WiSci is implemented by World Learning and Girl Up.
|Outstanding student Debora Christian|
|Debora being congratulated by the District Commissioner|
Project Funding Needed Now:
Tidivi Primary School - 2-Family Teacher Residence Building - $38,500
As of 8 March 2017, we have $19,000, but we need another $20,000, so please help us with your donations.
Please make out cheque to "PSFA Primary Schools For Africa Society", and send to:
Primary Schools For Africa Society
3301 Wordsworth Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 4B9
or with credit card, click on DONATION button on website www.PrimarySchoolsForAfrica.com
A tax receipt will be provided.
Asante sana sana (Thank you so much).
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