Tanzania: Terrat secondary school
Construction of a school canteen in Terrat village:
Indigenous Navigator in Tanzania. Tebtebba coordinator Robie Halip had a chance to visit the proposed construction of a school canteen as one of the pilot project activities in Terrat village. The construction of this canteen facility was identified as one of the priorities of the village during their data gathering, validation and analysis which was conducted in 2018.
The Terrat secondary school has 423 students registered for 2019, who come from various villages and districts. Most of those coming travel long distances to attend and board at the school. They stay in dormitories and at present, they do not have a proper kitchen nor dining hall where they can have their meals. The completion of the school canteen will help ensure the students have access to safe and nutritious food.
"Quality education for sustainable development" - Tebtebba coordinator Robie Halip says, "quality education includes providing culturally appropriate education for indigenous students which is still lacking in this area, provision of necessary teaching materials and enough teachers (there are currently 23 teachers in total for 423 students), and provision of enough classrooms and other necessary infrastructure." In this case, there is no school clinic and most of the classrooms have been donated and constructed by the community.
It's important to see the communities priorities and needs met, especially given the extent of their contribution.
This project is being implemented by Tebtebba in partnership with PINGOs Forum with financial support from the European Union under the Indigenous Navigator.