Childreach Tanzania, with support from Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (GOAC), is launching a new school improvement project at Ronga Primary School, Moshi, on 16th March 2015. Ronga Primary School is among the most under resourced primary schools in the Kilimanjaro region. It has four classrooms in poor condition and one teacher’s office, which are currently being used despite the incompletion. This deficit restricts the children to studying in shifts, with some classes coming in the morning and others in the afternoon. The children have an average of four learning hours a day instead of the standard eight. The school also has two incomplete classrooms and an office building which are only in the lintel stage. Also, the school also does not have a reliable water source. The children have to leave class sessions and walk long distances to fetch water. Childreach Tanzania in partnership with Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (GOAC) will be renovating six classrooms and a teachers’ office. Ronga will be connected to a main water supply, and the children will receive workshops on health and sanitation and child rights. The availability of a water tap, as well as sanitation training, will significantly improve the health of the children and teachers. The project will take 8 months to complete with a total budget of Tshs 90,664,223 /= By renovating and completing all six classrooms, Childreach Tanzania will ensure that the children have a healthier and safer environment to study. The students will be more likely to come to school, increasing attendance and enrolment whilst reducing dropout which will lead to improved performances. Ronga Primary School is located at Mikocheni village in Arusha Chini Ward in the Moshi Rural District. It has 256 students (132 girls and 124 boys) with 6 Teachers who will all benefit significantly from this project.
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