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Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania

by Smart Villages Foundation
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Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania
Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania
Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania
Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania
Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania
Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania
Build a school for 100 Maasai children in Tanzania


Children in Kiruru village have to walk 10 miles every day to attend the nearest primary school. They are regularly attacked by wild animals and last year 3 were washed away in the Terat river. The village has been trying to build their own school for the past 2 years. This project will help them finish it, and build accommodation for the teachers. Parents will be more willing to let kids go to school if it is near, so more of Kiruru's children will be able to go to school, and remain safe.

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Many children in Kiruru subvillage do not go to school. The nearest primary school is more than 5 miles walk away, across a river. Children are afraid of attack by wild animals, and last year three were washed away while attempting to cross the river. Only two could be saved. Kiruru wants to solve this problem by building their own primary school right in the middle of the community. Villagers have been contributing themselves over the past two years, and have managed to build the school walls.


This project will help the community finish the construction of their school and teacher accommodation. Parents will be more willing to send their children to school without the worries about safety, and the children will be spared 3 hours of walking every day, which can be spent doing homework, playing or helping their parents instead. Children from neighbouring communities will also be able to use this school. We raised almost $1000 for the school here before - this project replaces that one.

Long-Term Impact

This school will provide education to more than 100 children in Kiruru subvillage and neighbouring communities on an ongoing basis. Parents will have little reason not to send their children to school any more, so the educational level of the whole community will increase. This will lead to increased incomes and opportunities in the community, as well as less obvious impacts such as children being more able to help parents by, for example, reading labels and instructions on veterinary medicines.


Organization Information

Smart Villages Foundation

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
Twitter: @E4SmartVillages
Project Leader:
Bernie Jones
Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
$1,848 raised of $12,000 goal
67 donations
$10,152 to go
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