Dar school gets new boost

15Sep 2020
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Dar school gets new boost

​​​​​​​THE Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay has donated over 300 textbooks worth 4m/- to Oysterbay Secondary School in Kinondoni District so as to support smooth teaching and learning and thus raise students’ performance.

Speaking during the handover ceremony over the weekend, President of Rotary club of Oysterbay, 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 students will embrace the support which aimed to increase their performance where he called upon students to increase the tendency of reading those books so as to acquire new knowledge.

For his part, the Chairperson of the local government of Oysterbay, Harrison Lukosi thanked the Rotary Club for the aid they donated to the school and called upon other stakeholders to join hands with the government to help solve various challenges in schools and provide conducive environment to students to learn and increase academic performance.

Lukosi said the donation of books helped to minimise the shortage of books in the schools among other challenges including desks and water shortage.

He said the school was established in 2008 after a government declaration which required each ward to have a secondary school to reduce the congestion of students in one school.

Director of Public Relation of Rotary Club, Abdallah Singano said the donation has come from money collected from the goat race competition held last year.

He said Dar es Salaam Rotary Goat Race event has been focusing on efforts towards enriching, enhancing and promoting services in local communities through initiatives such as scholarship, provision of facilities and education on hygiene and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and community development.

“We haven’t conducted the goat race this year because of the Corona pandemic and we failed to start preparation because we didn’t know when the pandemic would end, and therefore we decided to relocate the fund to local government activities,” said Singano.

One of the beneficiaries, Bryan Wilbard, a form four student, thanked the Rotary Club for the support of books which was one of the biggest challenges in the school especially in the field of science and arts books such as English and chemistry, promised to use them well in their studies and do well in their exams.

The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay was founded in 2009, and currently has 75 members. It is the largest of the nine Rotary Clubs in Dar es Salaam and supports the community with a wide range of projects.