RESIDENTS in Sangabuye Ward in Ilemela District, Mwanza Region have constructed a pre-school building to help their minors get access early education within their vicinity.
The move is expected to protect the children from risks, including road accidents and violences when go or return from school.
The building, which will also serve as a centre for parenting, is expected to be operational from next January.
The residents vowed to set up more such buildings in Ilemela.
This has been possible through their entrepreneurship groups in the District.
There are 10 groups consisting of 270 members, said the Union Coordinator, Ms Anicia Samweli.
Members also collect the building materials for improving their houses, which is part of implementation of a-ten-year ‘Boresha Makazi’ project which kicked-off in 2018.
It is implemented by the Tanzania Home Economics Organization (TAHEA) in collaboration with the government in Ilemela, Buchosa and Sengerema District, at a tune of over 789m/- from the WeEffect global Organization.
“This is our first centre. Attending class is very challenging especially for the minors without escort,” she said at the ceremony to distribute building materials this week.
She expressed the gratitude to Ilemela District Council which recently contributed 5m/-, for roofing, while assuring the Union’s commitment to support the government’s efforts towards improving the education sector from the grass root level.
According to her, the members have also already constructed the underground tank for rain water harvesting, to serve the center, whose capacity is 80 children, while waiting for public water service connection.
Sangabuye Ward Councilor, Mr Leonard Mlungu, commended the efforts, saying the union has been directed on the procedures to follow for registering the centre..
‘Boresha Makazi’ Manager, Mr Mussa Masongo, said the project’s overall goal is to improve rural communities and just food systems and the right to food within the area of operation of TAHEA in Mwanza region, by 2027.