Charity organisation donates 200 beds, mattresses to Simiyu Sec school

14Aug 2020
The Guardian
Charity organisation donates 200 beds, mattresses to Simiyu Sec school

​​​​​​​WORLD Vision Tanzania has donated 200 beds and mattresses to Simiyu Secondary School so as to support students who are currently camping at the school to prepare for the forthcoming national examinations.

Speaking during the handover event here, World Vision acting manager for Nzega zone Gilselda Balyagati said that the support will contribute to, among other things, raise the performance of the students in exams.

He handed over the donation on behalf of the country’s director Gilbert Kamanga.

“We have donated 100 beds and 100 mattresses worth 26.6m/- specifically for form two and form four students who are in school camp. We were informed that there were several students who failed to join the camps due to lack of mattresses, this is why we decided to extend our support to help the children,” he said.

Balyagati said that the organisation’s donation also compliments the government’s efforts to provide quality education for both primary and secondary level.

“We are aware that these equipment will also help to protect girl students from strangers as they spent most of their time in school,” he said.

He further called on young girls in the area to value their life and focus more on studies so as to successfully reach their big dreams in life.

Vestina Madangwa, a teacher at the school commended World Vision for its support saying it is going to help students focus on their studies.

“We have some students who are not in the camp because they failed to purchase mattresses, so with this support, I am sure that all students who are in examination classes will join the camp immediately,” she said.

She however said that there were also some students who were sleeping on the floor due to lack of beds and mattresses, a situation which was affecting their learning.

For his part, Simiyu Regional education officer Ernest Hinju said that the school is hosting students from various schools who are there for a special academic camp to prepare for the national examinations.

“Last year, we picked this school to be the centre of an academic camp bringing together students from different secondary schools, we hope that this camp will help improve performance and reduce zeros in national examinations,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, Bariadi District Commissioner Festo Kiswaga said that the region’s aim is to ensure that it continues to perform well in examinations to enable students continue with further studies and thus attain their dreams.