Lemaplan International

Providing learning materials to underprivileged children in Tanzania forms a crucial part of a broader strategy to enhance educational accessibility. These fundamental resources are distributed towards empowering young learners and assisting them in their academic pursuits.

This program caters to the immediate requirement for school supplies and plays a significant role in advancing the overarching objective of fostering literacy and educational progress in marginalized societies. By working together with the Geneva-based Société Privée de Gérance (SPG S.A.) and the three primary schools in the Kisarawe council near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, we will be able to improve many children’s educational opportunities.

The partnership with these institutions has enabled us to extend our reach and effectively contribute to the educational development of the youth in the region. Scheduled for implementation on July 10, 2023, this initiative holds a promise to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by providing them with the necessary tools to excel in their academic endeavors.

SPG S.A Geneva has a strong commitment to supporting humanitarian efforts on an annual basis, and this year, they have pledged financial assistance amounting to CHF 4,000 to aid underprivileged children in Tanzania through the Lema Plan International Association.

Despite the progress made in increasing school enrollment rates, especially among girls, in Tanzania, there are still significant challenges as highlighted by UNICEF. Approximately 3.2 million children between the ages of 7 and 17 are currently out of school, with 1.2 million having never experienced formal education, and the secondary school enrollment rate remains low at 27%.

The three schools that we have chosen to assist are located in the Kisarawe District Council, which is one of the seven councils in the Pwani region that were founded on July 1, 1907.

Kisarawe is located approximately 25 km northeast of Dar es Salaam, and derives its name from the Zaramo word “Tuharawe”, meaning “let’s go”, due to the historical presence of lions in the area. The Kisarawe Municipal Council is in charge of 19 of the district’s 17 districts, 66 villages, and 235 communities, with the district divided into 4 divisions.

1. Kibasila Primary School. Situated in Kisarawe District Council, is home to 537 students. Many of these students hail from disadvantaged backgrounds, lacking the necessary resources to afford meals, especially the crucial midday meal that can significantly enhance their academic performance from disadvantaged backgrounds lacking the resources to afford meals, particularly lunch, crucial for enhancing their academic performance. Additionally, the financial burden of purchasing school essentials like uniforms poses a significant obstacle for these students, further hindering their educational progress.

In the future, the school hopes to acquire desks, tables, and office chairs to enhance the learning environment, eagerly anticipating their arrival.

2. Chanzige A Primary School, situated in Kisarawe District Council, is home to about 522 students. This school shared similar challenges with Kibasila. Most times, acquiring school supplies like uniforms poses a significant obstacle for these students.

The school hopes to procure desks, tables, and office chairs to enhance the learning environment for its students. The school eagerly anticipates receiving these items to support the educational journey of its pupils further.

3. Chanzige B Primary School. Located in the Kisarawe District Council, near Chanzige A, with a student population of about 345 pupils. According to a study carried out in 2018 by the international extreme poverty line of $1.9 a day. The poverty rate in Tanzania remained stable at 49% between 2011/12 and 2018, with around 27.6 million people considered poor. Due to the prevailing poverty, many students at Chanzige B are experiencing a shortage of food and school supplies. Prompting the school to seek assistance in constructing classrooms and obtaining desks and office equipment for teachers in the future.

In conclusion, Tanzania has shown considerable advancement in the pursuit of universal basic education, with a notable increase in enrollment rates observed over the last decade. Despite this progress, student academic performance still falls short, mainly attributed to overcrowded classrooms and widespread poverty. Efforts made by the government and collaborating organizations to tackle ongoing obstacles such as inadequate school facilities, scarcity of teachers, and the need to enhance teacher quality through comprehensive and enduring strategies.

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