Hope for Tanzania

Short Report on Tuishime School after Visit 2016

Published 13 December 2016

* I was very impressed with the teachers from Senior Volunteer Network (SVN) and feel they had a good impact on the school. I was personally delighted to be with them and enjoyed the two weeks during which we enjoyed the surroundings and had good times of sharing and prayer.
* The teachers are generally doing well although a number of them have very difficult family situations. There is a positive mood at the school although the underlying issue of low salaries remain.
* The school performance in the 2016 Standard VII exams was a significant improvement over previous years due to good teaching and a reduction in cheating around the exam period.
* The outdoor play equipment is used, greatly appreciated and is being looked after. Renovation of classrooms is slowly progressing with the external walls having been painted and illustrated with educational items.
* HFT have agreed to fund the toilets (£5565).
* Naomi wants to maintain a strong relationship with HFT which desire arises from the needy financial situation on funding capital items and the importance of having friendship with us. It struck me how important it is to maintain a long term partnership with them particularly in the future when Naomi and Felix will be too old to play an active role in the school.
* The SVN visit illustrates the real need for UK trained teachers to serve long term in the school in order to produce lasting change particularly in the educational areas where the school have blind spots.
* Improving resources in the school over the next few years is very important and HFT should allocate a fund for this. Some of the computers are not working and require replacement.

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