Building schools and STEM connections in Tanzania

July 17, 2020

RSK has donated to a fundraising initiative that will help to build and renovate schools in the Temeke Municipal district of Dar es Salaam, near RSK’s Tanzanian office. The initiative is run by the local government to help build new primary and secondary schools in the area.

The fundraising donation of 1 million Tanzanian shillings (about £350) is the latest community initiative from RSK Tanzania, which has always been keen to use its resources to support local schools. Last year they formed a relationship with the Keko Minanzini secondary school, which is adjacent to the RSK office, and have been providing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education sessions to the pupils. The school only has three science teachers covering biology, physics and chemistry, and one teacher for mathematics; irrespective of their specialist subjects, they also must teach all 16 subjects on the school’s curriculum.

Linda Kavishe and Immaculate Magolyo from the Tanzania office hosted the school’s first STEM session and have been getting involved with a variety of social activities and events ever since. The school was recently closed due to COVID-19 but once they re-open, and with health and safety measures put in place, the RSK volunteers intend to resume their STEM activities and continue to help where they can.

Help us raise £500 for local schools

Many schools in the area, however, continue to lack a lot of vital resources, including power and electricity. Some school buildings do not have ceiling boards and others have no doors. They also lack proper sanitary resources and cleaning tools, as well as books for the students to read.

To help try to improve the education system in the area and make a lasting contribution to the community, RSK has also set up a JustGiving page to raise £500 for local schools. If you would like to donate, you can do so here.