Worth 8.2m/-, the classrooms were renovated by the clubs at a shared cost. Various reports point out that a favourable learning and teaching environment was vital in improving children’s performance in schools.
Speaking during the handover ceremony last week, president of Rotary club of Oyster bay, Maryanne Mugo said the club’s core zeal is to support the government’s efforts towards enabling provision of quality education in the country.
Mugo said the club hopes that pupils will embrace the support which aimed to increase their performance where she called upon them to study and work hard to achieve their future dreams.
“A few months ago, the members of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam, Oyster bay met with the small group of people from Ukonga who are helping the community. Together they agreed to start the process of being registered as a Rotary Club which has been named Ukonga Mwembe Madafu Rotary Club and we thank that it has started well by supporting Communities,” she said.
She added that the rotary has several areas of focus that includes: basic education and literacy, peace and conflict prevention / resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, economic and community development and the environment.
Jackton Ochieng, president of Ukonga Rotary Club said; “the mother club (Rotary Club of Oyster bay) recognised and appreciated our plan to repair one classroom at Juhudi primary school and therefore supported the idea by financing the repair of the second classroom.”
He commended the technicians who have been working on the project as well as the team of Rotarians and the head of the school.
The school’s head teacher Sikitu Iddi commended Both Clubs for supporting the school, something which complements the government efforts of enabling provision of quality education.
Sikitu said some of the pupils were previously studying under unfavourable classrooms, something which was affecting their attendance and performance.