Dar model hands over houses to Coast Region school teachers

10Jul 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Dar model hands over houses to Coast Region school teachers

RENOWNED Tanzanian model, Flaviana Matata, who resides in USA, has, via her foundation, handed over two new houses she had built for Coast Region's Msinune Primary School's teachers.

Flaviana Matata pictured with a section of Msinune Primary School's pupils after she had handed over new houses to the school's teachers in Chalinze, Coast Region yesterday. PHOTO; CORRESPONDENT

The initiative is an implementation of the first phase of construction of the school's teachers' houses, which came about after the completion of the improvement of the school's environment, which is conducted by the Flaviana Matata Foundation.

The improvement included construction and renovation of classrooms, construction of teachers' offices and toilets, and construction of water storage system at the school.

Flaviana disclosed her foundation values teachers' role in facilitating better education for pupils and that is why she has opted to build houses for the school's eight teachers.

She stated the two houses have sitting rooms, two bedrooms, kitchen, toilet and bathroom, having been built in a good place.

She said; ''The foundation has been cooperating with Msinune Primary School for over five years, we started with presenting teaching aids and we later on constructed wells, classrooms and we are now building houses, the foundation believes teachers will perform their duties efficiently, should they be assured of better living condition.''

Flaviana presented Msinune Primary School's teacher Anna, who is also the school's matron, with keys for one of the two houses at a ceremony which was attended by pupils and village leaders.

The model was adamant she understands facilitating better living condition for the teacher improves her cooperation with female pupils.

The pupils, she disclosed, will find it easy to communicate with the teacher on both education and private matters, which involve the former's upbringing.

She also presented sanitary pads to the girls with a view to seeing to it they do not miss classes. The girls' failure to access the sanitary pads in the past had seen them miss out on studies for up to four days.

Kiwangwa Ward Education Officer disclosed the teachers' houses have turned out to be tremendous contribution, given the support has been directed to the teachers and assured them of safe and better living condition.

“Flaviana has, through her foundation, been a good friend to us, she has truly improved the pass rate at the school and the government is aware of the initiative,'' the official disclosed.

The official said; ''Msinune Primary School will be given priority, as far as acquisition of teachers is concerned, in an effort to ensure the Flaviana Matata Foundation's efforts are not frustrated.''

The initiative's second phase is expected to start in October this year and the Flaviana Matata Foundation, she said, welcomes education stakeholders to cooperate with it in improving education at the school.