Projects Abroad to build a primary school in Maasai village
Projects Abroad Tanzania will begin construction of a primary school in March 2014 at Meserani, a Maasai community located just outside of Arusha.
In November 2013, Projects Abroad Tanzania purchased 4,046m of land which will provide enough space to build two classes, two toilets, a temporary kitchen and a small playground. Projects Abroad will eventually expand the area to include five classes, a teacher’s office, a permanent kitchen and two additional toilets.
The project will take approximately 3 to 6 months to complete depending on the number of volunteers and local builders who are able to participate. The school will initially support up to 60 children in pre-school and kindergarten.
“The main objective for the Maasai school Teaching Project is to provide a pre-school and primary quality education or the Maasai Children around this area who wouldn’t otherwise get this service as most of the other schools are very far away,” explained Glory Matoi, Country Director for Projects Abroad Tanzania.
A special dirty day activity with volunteers from all placements will took place on February 27 for the purpose of planting a tree fence around the perimeter of the school.
Projects Abroad building volunteers will now travel to work along with the Maasai teaching volunteers to help make a substantial and long term difference to the Maasai community in the future.
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