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First Teacher House Rising at Milembe School

April 21 2017

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.