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November 9, 2012

Vodacom Gives 158m/- For School Construction


Vodacom foundation has donated a total of 158,010,000/- to cover the construction of nine classrooms and teachers’ office for Darajani primary school in Bagamoyo district, Coast region after the previous buildings being condemned hence threatening pupils’ and teachers’ lives at the school.
The donation has also included supply of desks to the school situated alongside Morogoro main road in the region.
Health and Education Vodacom Foundation Manager, Grace Lyon said yesterday at the school campus in Ruvu village in the district that the foundation has already built six classrooms at a cost of 90m/- and provided 90 desks worth 8,010,000/-.
She said that the company will soon start building three other new classrooms and a teachers’ office as well as providing desks at a total cost of 60m/-.
“We aim at replacing all the condemned buildings with new ones for the safety of the pupils and teachers at the school. The cracked buildings were threatening their lives,” she said.
She said that the foundation decided to donate to the school after seeing the condition of the school buildings when they were traveling along the Morogoro Road.
The school with 556 pupils and 23 teachers will be rebuilt in phases; with the first and second phases consisting of new classrooms and the teachers’ office followed by toilets which are only 4 now against the 24 needed.
Earlier, the school Head teacher, Mary Myeleka said that there was a time when the teachers narrowly escaped being injury after the ceiling of their office collapsed.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

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