RC hails school’s creativity  in preserving environment

THE government in Kilimanjaro Region has commended the board and management of the Moshi- based St Mary Goreti Secondary School for their creativity and efforts in improving and maintaining environment, including improving the health of the surrounding community.

The compliments were given over the weekend by the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner (RC) Mr Nurdin Babu in a statement read on his behalf by the Moshi District Commissioner (DC) Mr Kisare Makori, during the launching of the school’s fundraising campaign which is part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebrations programmes slated for next year.

“In addition to the good work you are doing in providing education that has changed the lives of many people, reports also show that you have made and continue to make many contributions in improving the environment and the health sector in the community; we must congratulate you for this”, he said.

He added: “Your efforts support compliments those of the government that focus on building a better society in terms of education and health.”

According to the RC, the efforts must be emulated by other stakeholders due to the fact that education and good health are important for human beings who have the task of dealing with life’s challenges every day.

Mr Babu also praised religious institutions for the contributions they make in various sectors including education and health.

“A good example can be drawn from St Mary Goreti School that has decided to set up a programme aimed at improving the environment by planting trees as part of the school’s jubilee celebrations,” he said.

“You have taken this decision at the right time, especially considering the fact that environmental conservation and improvements is an important agenda that is currently being given top priority by the government,” he told participants to the event.

Mr Babu appealed to various development stakeholders and the general public   to accord full cooperation to the leadership of St Mary Goreti Secondary School   to make their celebration a success.

“There are so many people out there including the alumni who, I am sure upon hearing this, will respond with contributions, so we can together make this a success,” .

In her statement, the Principal of St Mary Goreti Secondary School, Sr Clementina Kachweka, said that the 25th anniversary celebrations are expected to be held in September next year.

“Towards the anniversary, we expect to carry out major renovation and that is exactly the reason for organizing and officially launching of this fund raising campaign so as to  raise funds for the school’s renovation activities”, she said.  .

She added: “ We have organised various activities which the Board and the school’s management will carry out in collaboration with the members of the community as a whole, which include planting trees in water sources to support your (RC) office which has been at the forefront in taking care of the environment,”

She mentioned other activities as those related to health whereby people will be mobilised to donate blood as well as a charity walk for the objective of raising funds for activities related to the jubilee’s celebrations.

“Our projection is to raise a total of 600m/- which will be used for the school’s renovation programmes; we have already informed the parents of students studying at the school about our plans,”, she said, adding, “we hope they will give us enough cooperation that will enable us achieve our goals.”

She those willing to contribute can do so through sending money via  Tigo Pay Number 7945925 and CRDB Bank Account  Number  0152628700800.

On his part, school board Chair Engineer Theonis Bebwa, thanked the regional government for the cooperation it has been according to the school from time to time, which he said has also contributed to the success recorded by the school.

He expressed his optimism that the leadership of the board and that of the school will receive good cooperation from the school’s more than 10,000 alumni whom he said were residing in and outside the country.

The fundraising campaign activities are being coordinated by Executive Solutions Limited, a leading events management and public relations agency.

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