• Education
Expected Completion On:
Jun 2021
Start Date:
Feb 2021

Resources for Primary and Secondary Schools

Creating safe, efficient and effective learning environments for teachers and students is yet another challenge rural schools in Tanzania face. In response, Karimu has been building classrooms, bathrooms and teachers’ houses, dramatically upgrading the infrastructure of the communities’ schools. Karimu recognizes that buildings are only part of the solution. Adequate textbooks, desks, play equipment and library books are also essential to students’ academic success. Across Ayalagaya ward, an average of 5.6 students must share a textbook! Students are crammed into the bench seating, many times not having sufficient space to write at their desks. As the second pillar of our Educational Plan , Karimu and the community have committed to addressing this shortfall together. In 2020, Karimu was able to purchase textbooks , reducing the student to book ratio to 2:1 in primary school and 1:1 in secondary school. Much needed school furniture is being built by community members with materials funded by Karimu. Teacher and student desks, chairs, shelves, storage cupboards and cork boards will be provided to every classroom as well as teacher offices and workrooms.
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In addition to academics, school is a place to learn and practice social skills. Play is the primary teacher of these skills and Karimu is providing balls, courts and nets to the schools so the children can play their favorite games- football, netball and volleyball among them.
These projects will rollout as the communities organize them and are expected to be completed in 2021.


  • Better academic performance

  • Increased student attendance

  • Increased enrollment

  • Teacher recruitment and retention

Cost: $52,305

Learn more about Karimu Education Program .