Muhwana Secondary School

Tanzania 369 beneficiaries Iringa

Project Complete!

Muhwana Secondary School is located in Magulilwa ward in the Iringa Rural district. The school has 369 students (202 are girls, 167 boys) and 22 staff members. There are 16 latrines for students and 2 for the staff. Muhwana is a day school, but there are 20 female students who are living at the school.
The school has no access to safe, clean water. Students currently have to walk 30 minutes to an hour every day to fetch water near the Magulilwa Village and the Maha River. Time spent fetching water means time away from the classroom, which negatively impacts their performance. Water from the Maha River is shared with animals and used by the community for bathing and washing clothes. It is not safe for drinking and often makes the students and staff sick with water-borne diseases.  
Project Proposal: A shallow well dug on the school grounds

Having a shallow well at the school would provide a clean and safe water source for the students and staff to use. This well will provide clean, safe water that will reduce the number of students and staff that become sick with stomach illnesses, diarrhea and cholera. Students would also benefit by having more time for their studies improving their performance.

Project Sponsors

Aid for Africa

Chevy Chase, MD

Children's Performing Arts of MN

White Bear Lake, MN

Silver Trail Middle School

Pembroke Pines, FL

Varsity Lakes Middle School

Lehigh Acres, FL
September 11, 2019

New well complete

Muhwana Secondary School is located in Magulilwa ward in the Iringa Rural district of Tanzania. The school has 369 students (202 girls|167 boys) and 22 teachers/staff members. There are 16...

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