At the function to hand over the well to the school authorities early this week before the British High Commissioner Sarah Cooke, the Director of HakiElimu Dr John Kalage said the well was constructed with funding from the British government through the High Commission.
He said from the amount the wananchi contributed 5m/- and HakiElimu 20m/- and added that the water problem at the school is now past history, as students spent a lot of their learning time looking for water. He also said because of this, girls students started recording poor marks in class.
“There are 84 girls students who board at the school, and since the coming of the water well they have started to do well in class, because the time they used to take fetching water took most of their study times,” he said.
He said the High Commission has been a huge help in the country through HakiElimu as it has given various assistance to 127 schools in the country especially in pastoralists’ areas.
He said in Arusha Region it is giving assistance to 8 schools including four primary schools, and the goals is to assist girls students by increasing their numbers in both primary and secondary schools.
On his part the Headmaster of Mukulati secondary School Vitalis Nada thanked the visiting British High Commissioner who came to see for herself how the donation from her country was used.
He said the school is within the pastoralists’ community hence it faces many challenges especially in maintaining learning standards for girl students by improving their environments.
He also said the school still face the shortage of dormitories as currently it has only two that house the 84 girl students, while more than 300 fail to get places to sleep.
On her part, the British High Commissioner congratulated HakiElimu and called on them to ensure the funds they get is put to the intended use.
She said: “Our aim is to elevate girl student education wise as we believe once you assist a girl student, you assist the whole community.”