Moshi (Kilimanjaro Region)
The Kilimanjaro region, in the north east of the country, has a population of approximately 1.5 million inhabitants and is divided into seven districts, with Moshi Rural being the most populated district and where Mvuleni is located, and BORN TO LEARN centers its main activity
Mvuleni has a population of approximately 8,000 inhabitants. Its location is characterized by aridity and dryness of the land, which has been accentuated due to the uncontrolled felling of trees caused by the need for firewood to be used as fuel.
In the village of Mvuleni in Moshi Rural, we have a Women and Youth Community Center where we receive around 500 people every week to attend different classes, sports, tuition, vocational training and seminars, which include:
Day center for children from 3 to 5 years old,
Tuition for pre form 1 and pre form 5 in the mornings
Extracurricular activities for primary children that include music, chess, english, maths, projects, art, theatre and computer skills, as well as many sports.
Different seminars and conferences
Health revisions including dental and ophthalmologic
We also empower women throughout different classes such as Business planning, accounting, English, tailoring, cooking, and hospitality.
The project foresees that each boy and girl who starts school has a place to complete their primary education and that each year a new class of preschool is integrated with twenty-five new additions. Thus, by 2019 will be completed the seven courses that contemplates Tanzanian primary education.
For families in rural areas and with an average of 4 kids it is impossible to enroll all kids in school. Although the government is making huge improvements in education they still cannot afford the uniform, food and other fees required. On top of this, the language barrier, Swahili in primary and English in secondary, is a huge challenge for children in remote and rural areas.
Born to Learn has adapted the Tanzanian curriculum and has introduced English from Kindergarten so that these children, so far away from places where English is used, can have an opportunity for free. The only payment is the commitment of the families with the construction of the new school. Thus, a small community has created a project that involves everyone to survive and bear fruit.