Two Primary Classrooms for Kasela

In 2019 the government of Tanzania announced free primary schooling for all children.  This meant that the village primary schools were expecting a much larger enrolment than usual in January 2020. 

Installing roof joists

Kasela villagers decided they would build 2 new classrooms themselves, for their children.  They moulded the bricks, dried them and built the walls so the classrooms were half complete when  visitors from Kenilworth saw them in October 2019.  After meeting and talking to the Headteacher and Deputy Head of the Kasela Primary School and being impressed by their dedication and initiative, KUFL decided to support Kasela villagers in completing these two classrooms.  We have purchased roofing materials, window frames and grills (no glass windows needed in these warm temperatures) and materials for plastering over the brickwork inside and out.  Villagers and local “fundis” (experts) contributed their labour.

Painting the window grills

After final rendering, installation of ceiling, windows and painting, the classrooms were completed on 2021.  They were officially handed over to the government to provide desks, chairs, other school furniture and appoint teaching staff.

Children outside a completed classroom

Here is a videos showing the rendering of the classrooms:

Rendering the classrooms at Kasela Primary School