Project Description

School Infrastructure & Academic Development

There is overwhelming need for additional classrooms and other infrastructure such as labs, libraries, dormitories, etc. at schools across East Africa. In many schools, lack of infrastructure causes class sizes to reach 75-100 students per teacher in rooms that are small, badly ventilated, and often unsafe. With such limited capacity, it is especially difficult for schools to offer needed services such as tutoring or extra-curricular skills for their students.

Global Partners responds to the infrastructure and educational development needs of primary and secondary schools in poor, rural areas across East Africa. Examples of completed infrastructure projects include the construction of dormitories, teacher housing, classrooms, laboratories, and water systems as well as assistance with purchasing school supplies and equipment.

Mringa Secondary School

TanzaniaGlobal Partners funded the renovation of the girls’ dormitory for this school outside of Arusha, Tanzania. Funded June 2014.

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Oldadai Primary School

Tanzania – 50 desks for two new classrooms at this rural school.

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Engikaret Primary School

Tanzania Furniture for the three new classrooms and office whose construction completion was previously funded by Global Partners.

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Olgilai Primary School

Tanzania – Construction of two new classrooms as well as 40 desks with bench seats, two tables, two chairs for teachers, and a storage cupboard for each classroom.

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SIWINDHE Leadership Camp for Girls

KenyaA group of retired teachers and school administrators in Kenya recognized the problems associated with so few girls succeeding in school and started an academics, leadership, and life skills camp for the young girls in their community. Girls chosen by their teachers as showing promise but needing additional help from older mentors were accepted into the program at no cost to the family. At the camps, girls learn from professional female role models, get extra academic tutoring, and build their understandings of personal health and other life skills. Global Partners has contributed to SIWINDHE’s camps in a number of ways over the years. In 2015, Global Partners supported the program by providing room and board and session materials for more than 300 girls.

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