Construction to begin late 2021.
Viva Tanzania recognises the importance of high quality early childhood education and care services for children. As there are no state preschools in Tanzania, we decided to help our local community by building this school. We chose Siwandeti, a suburb of Arusha in which many indigenous and marginalized Maasai families live, as our location. And we chose to name the school ‘Hisia Nzuri’ which in Swahili means feeling good. Other local schools use corporal punishment, but we want to create a school with a positive environment where children learn without fear. The school will have three classrooms with space for 50 to 60 children. There will also be an office, a kitchen, a store, toilets, a playground and a vegetable garden.
We are building and developing this preschool hand-in-hand with the local community to ensure active participation and a successful outcome.
Support this project here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/building-a-preschool-for-maasai-children