The Schools in N'Giresi Village, Tanzania
The opening ceremony of the water supply
was held at the N'Giresi Primary School.
Formed in 1975, it has 17 permanent classrooms
and 3 offices. There are 1252 pupils.
They have good exam results - 77 out of 86
went to secondary schools in 2005, 69 out
of 100 in 2006 and 79 out of 103 in 2007.
They are expecting 90% this year.
Songs were by the Womens Group, the Masai
Group and the School Choir. Rotarians made
a presentation of books and pencils to the
acting Headmaster. Rotary Banners were given
to the Village Chief for hanging in the village
hall. After the speeches and lunch of potatoes,
eggs, cakes and drinks) the water supply
was turned on.
In addition to consumption, the school intends
to use the water to start a project to grow
green vegetables in the school garden.
The primary school are in great need of 150
desks at a cost of approximately £3,000.
They currently have 265 desks for 1252 pupils
and 2 classrooms don’t have any desks.
They would also like a teacher’s toilet
block at a cost of approximately £2,000
(they currently have 1 temporary toilet but
need 3 permanent toilets to accommodate the
26 teachers needed (currently there are 19
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N’Giresi Secondary School
S E Urassa, Headmaster.
This is a young school - only in its 2nd
year, having started on 16th April, 2007. There are 101 pupils in form
1 (split into 2 streams) and 121 in form
2 (split into 3 streams). The mix is 92 boys
and 130 girls = 222.
Classrooms are built as they are needed,
so there are only enough classes for the
2 years at present. There are 4 classrooms,
3 unfinished classrooms, 2 rooms used as
teachers offices and a students toilet.
Lessons include English, chemistry, maths,
geography, history and biology - music and
art are ad hoc.
We were greeted with song and dance. The
Headmaster made a speech with a response
from Past District Governor Rotarian Felicity
Murdin (a retired headmistress). We gave
them illlustrated dictionaries and pens.
They desperately need tap water which can
be provided in phase 2 of the N'Giresi
project. They also need text books, a toilet
room, computer with printer and photocopier