Last week we visited Ihenga primary school with our education team. It was the 25th school we visited since the program started. About 360 kids are going to this school and only 4 teachers are working here, meaning an average of 90 kids per teacher!! The school consists of a single classroom of about 8 by 15 meters (for 360 kids!!). Ihenga school has no functioning water point, an old borehole with no pump and a dry open well are located on the school ground. Only 4 latrines are present on the school ground. It is sometimes very shocking to see the conditions of primary schools around Ifakara. Even though kids live and study in such precarious conditions it is always very nice to see how they welcome our education teams (singing, dancing, smiling).
MSABI is going to install a new and safe water point at Ihenga school in the coming weeks.
Until now our educators visited 25 schools with a total of 14 673 kids. In average 1 teacher follows about 75 kids. The high amount of kids per teacher represents a real challenge for the Tanzanian education system.
kids, teachers and classroom in the back
demo about brushing teeth
abandoned water point on school ground