Ann & Caroline School Progress Report, November 13

Status Report November 13, 2015




Ann Dieckmann, Caroline Richardson, Feroz Jafferji and Hassan Jaffer


Tuesday November 10


– we met with Mrisho, a Chairman of the school committee from Unguja Ukuu to assess the current situation regarding the school. We discovered that the school is essentially shut until January 2016. The reasons for this are national exams in the secondary school opposite (the primary school children make too much noise), the re-run of elections and the December break.

It was agreed that it would be feasible to run a programme for the teachers in the morning and a club for children in the afternoon. Mrisho took responsibility for setting up the meeting for Thursday November 12.


Wednesday November 11


– we met with Gasica, who is the inspirational young social entrepreneur who set up the Prospective Learning Charitable Institution (PLCI). PLCI was established in 2006, and in 2010, registration as a NGO was granted by the government. In June 2013, 150 students began taking courses, and money was donated by the local community to expand PLCI’s center by two classrooms and a bedroom for the 11 orphans who have been living in the building since its construction. The PLCI welcomes volunteers from overseas and regularly hosts volunteers from Australia. PLCI has a strong relationship with Stone Town Rotary Club and Gasica is an honorary member.

Gasica’s initial project at the PLCI is now running efficiently and he is ready to commit to another project. He is very interested in our plans for Unguja Ukuu’s school and will give his time to work on this with us. We will agree an appropriate fee with him for his work. We visited the PLCI school and one of their community projects. The projects are intended to give young people leadership/entrepreneurial/ practical skills and to generate income for the school. Projects include a chicken and vegetable farm, bicycle repair shop and girls handicraft club.

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