PSFA partnered with the African Book Box Society of Victoria, BC, to develop a 64-girl dormitory to house Luhunga Secondary School students in the village of Mufindi in south Tanzania. PSFA designed it as an enclosed self-contained facility with 8 rooms each housing 8 students, 2 house mother rooms, a kitchen/dining hall, a multipurpose room, a communal toilet/shower room, and workshop/storage room. Sustainable features include roof rainwater capture in 4 10,000 litre tanks, solar heated hot water, solar power and lighting and a vegetable garden
This proposed project, located in the village of Kilimamoja in northwest Tanzania, is funded by the ex-cadet alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston Ontario, Canada. To date, October 2015, $24,000 CDN has been raised towards the $76,000 CDN required for Phase 1 that will include 2 Classrooms, a Library, an Administration Building and a Toilet building.
We hope to have funding in time to construct the first 2 classrooms in time for the start of January 2016 term of classes.
Our Tanzanian Project Manager Mathew Gabriel Sulle’s research uncovered a need for a new primary school in the small village of Qameyu, about 80 km from the town of Babati in northwestern Tanzania. Approximately 50 – 60 children were without a school. Thanks to the timely donation of Mr Ted Woodcock of Victoria, we were able to build the first phase of this school that included 4 classrooms and an Administration Building. The village agreed to construct a Toilet building, which is now under construction.
The future phases will include the remaining 3 classrooms, a Library Building, a Kitchen/Dining Hall building, Teacher Residences, and Sanitary and Water systems.
Electricity supply to the site is impractical and costly, so solar power systems are envisaged in the future.
The Gongali village mayor, Peter Hayshi, requested PSFA to build a much needed high school to service the 4 existing primary schools in the village’s large area. The impetus for the project was the timely generous donation of Mr Tony Gvora of Victoria Canada who wished to memorialize his wife Edith who passed away the previous year. The minimum Phase 1 development required to allow the naming of the school was 4 classrooms , an administration building and a toilet building, all of which was completed in Dec 2014. The high quality construction can be attributed to a master builder, Mr Restus (Rusti) Sanka. Before the school can be registered, further development of 3 laboratory classrooms is required. A well has been drilled nearby for water, but has yet to have pump systems installed to get it to the site. Electricity, sewage and storm water drainage systems are awaiting further funding.