Foundations in place, April 8, 2017 with Science Labs and current classrooms in the background.
At the end of March, the Africa Schoolhouse crew began construction on the first teacher house at Milembe School. Located to the rear of the science laboratories built last year, this structure will allow the Head Teacher to live on site now, and eventually become a Matron’s House when dormitories are completed in the vicinity. The project is funded in part through the U. S. Embassy in Tanzania’s Community Grants Program.
Scattergood Design made a number of modifications to the teacher house prototype which was constructed in 2012 at Shilanona School in Qwimba District. The changes responded to feedback from the teachers at Shilanona and Milembe Schools, providing better acoustic privacy for parents and improvements to the rear cooking porch. Another goal was to simplify the overall shape and construction of the house, thereby streamlining the construction process and costs. The crew has already made great progress in less than four weeks.
Foundations in place, April 8, 2017 with Science Labs and current classrooms in the background. At the end of March, the Africa Schoolhouse crew began construction on the first teacher house at Milembe School. Located to the rear of the science laboratories built last year, this structure will allow the Head Teacher to live on site… Read more »
FUTURE SCIENTISTS OF TANZANIA Students and teachers moved into the three new science buildings created by Africa Schoolhouse at Milembe School in early December. It seems like only yesterday that we were on site near Misungwi, Tanzania watching the crews pour the foundations, making adjustments to the cement block walls and cheering as the first… Read more »
The rooftops of the Science Labs, as well as the new latrines and storage building, have appeared on Google Earth. We’re not sure how often the countryside of Tanzania is flown and updated, but it’s exciting that anyone in the world can monitor the progress of the Milembe School for Girls from afar. Closer to… Read more »
Front of Lab A, with doors awaiting weaving Photos fresh off the phone from Kishosha in Tanzania this morning show the laboratory buildings and latrines at Milembe School are nearly finished. The first group of windows were trucked from Bujora last week, and are being installed in Laboratory A. Bamboo screens over fiberglass panels in… Read more »
The construction crew started work last month on the first phase of the Milembe Secondary School for Girls in Tanzania. We began planning during a three-month stay there in 2013, and have just returned from three weeks on site, problem-solving with the Africa Schoolhouse construction, management and engineering teams. You can read more on our… Read more »
The theme of this year’s Camden Conference is “The New Africa.” Libraries and cultural institutions throughout Maine will feature lectures on African history, culture and economics in anticipation of this inspiring two-day event on February 19-20th. We’re delighted to be participating in three presentations—in Portland, Kennebunk and at Bowdoin—related to our 2013 work in Tanzania…. Read more »