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.
The Ayalabe Primary School was conceived to relocate pupils from an existing nearby school to new buildings at this new site. Many buildings a the former site are deteriorated and will be demolished to make way for a new government Teacher’s College that will train primary school teachers to teach in the English media. Primary Schools For Africa Society is working with the local government in sharing construction of the new primary school. To date, PSFA has built a two-classroom building and a Teacher Residence building for two teacher families.
The Kilimamoja (Ayatsere) Primary School is located about 15 km east of Karatu in the Lake Manyara region. The area is farmland, producing crops of maize, beans, pea and sunflower. Since the first 2 classrooms were built in 2012, the school has completed another 2 classrooms and 2 teacher residences. The teacher families are raising children and growing gardens and crops. Water is supplied to the site but its remote distance will prevent any electricity servicing for many years. Solar panels systems are envisaged and donors are urgently needed to fund their installation.
The Gongali (Aslini) School is located about 14 km south of Karatu in a farmland area producing crops of maize, sunflower, beans and pidgeon pea. Since the first two classrooms were built in 2010, it has grown steadily to now include a Kitchen/Dining Room, all 7 classrooms and 4 teacher residences. The only remaining buildings are a Library/Teacher Room building and 2 more teacher residences. This school has been developed as the model for all PSFA projects; a community where the buildings have multipurpose use, crops and gardens are grown by the teachers’ families, and a place for children to grow up. Because the site has piped gravity-fed water and electricity, the Mayor has decided to relocate Village offices here, and plans are being made to build a church at the site.