Staff and students at Ackworth Howard Church of England (VC) Primary and Infant School last year started raising funds for their partner school, Mshikamano Primary School.
Located near Dar es Salaa on the east coast of Tanzania, the school is oversubscribed and required to teach students in two groups, so that each of their 3,500 students can experience a half-day of life education. times.
Speaking at a celebratory assembly Monday morning, Michael Walker, Principal of Ackworth Howard School, said: âOur connection to Tanzania has been an important part of the life of our school.
âWe are very happy to share with you that our fundraising enabled our partner school to build a much needed classroom. The cement, sand, stone and paint were paid for through our fundraising.
âThe community was so grateful for our support that they came to help build the classroom.
âThe government, the villagers, the school staff and the children are very grateful for what we have done.
âIt had a huge impact in the village, not just at the school but further afield.
” Congratulations to everybody. The community is so happy and we have truly transformed lives.
Last year Mr Walker was invited to visit Mshikamano Primary School, where he met students who walked three hours to school each morning and walked 2 km for water. drinkable.
The Schools Partnership was formed last year, as part of the ongoing work between the Diocese of Leeds and the Tanzanian Diocese of Mara.
As part of this program, Yorkshire Schools raised funds to help finance new wells and classrooms for Tanzanian schools, as well as new resources including books and desks.