Friday, July 10, 2020

Tanzania model donates houses to teachers

TANZANIA’S renowned beauty queen and fashion model, Flavian Matata yesterday handed over two houses to teachers of Msinune Primary School in Kiwangwa, Coast region.

The two houses built by the America based model through her Flaviana Matata foundation(FMF) is part of her initiatives to improve the school’s environment that includes teachers housing project which has two phases.

The school improvement project in the first phase involved a construction and renovation of classrooms, teachers office and lavatories for teachers and pupils as well as erecting water reserve tank at the school.

Speaking about her efforts to enhance the learning environment for pupils, Flaviana disclosed that her foundation recognises the role of teachers in achieving quality education for students and that is why through the project they have decided to construct eight houses for the teachers.

"Our foundation has been in partnership with Msinune Primary school for over five years. We started by providing educational materials, then drilling wells and classrooms,” she said.

Adding, she said her foundation has started constructing houses with aim to give teachers conducive working environment which will enable them to be more efficient.

The two teachers' houses which have been built so far and handed over yesterday to the school authority are self-contained with two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a toilet and bathroom.

Among the teachers who benefited from Flaviana’s foundation, is Anna Emmanuel who is the matron at the school.

While presenting the keys to the teacher, Flaviana insisted that she recognizes the importance of empowering teachers by improving their living environment so as to create conducive environment for both teachers and pupils.

Apart from handing over the houses, Flaviana as well, handed over sanitary pads to the pupils at the school to improve their hygiene.

On his part, the Education Officer for Kiwangwa Ward, Kaduli Mbazi said the teachers’ houses construction project is a great contribution from the model as the project directly benefits the teachers.

"Flaviana through her foundation has been a great friend to us, as her effort has helped even the pupils to study well and achieve best results in the examinations,” he disclosed.

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