Funds for building the room were provided by Ndoto in Action, a Non-Governmental Organisation.
Speaking here at the weekend during the event to hand over infrastructure to the school, the NGO’s managing director Hussein Salim said the institution built the room for girl students needing privacy during menstruation periods, as in the past they used to miss many classes.
“Statistics show that girl students fail to attend three to four class periods per month, 48 periods in total per year during menstruation, and the situation that has adversely affected their performance during examinations
Apart from the special room for girls’ students, Salim said his organisation has provided assistance for the construction of four classrooms, 120 desks, 10 pit latrines and gutters system for trapping rain water to eight tanks able to store 40,000 litres of water.
For his part, Arusha District Executive Director, Seleman Msumi, thanked the NGO for supporting government efforts in the education sector, and called on teachers and students to take care of the infrastructures to enhance students in their learning while at school.
“We believe there are now friendly environment for learning and teaching, it is up to you teachers and students to work hard.
“And you girls, you are now provided with the modern room for privacy, use the room well, as you will no longer have to miss classes during your menstruation periods, work hard in your lessons to attain better pass marks at examinations,” he added.