Natema Primary School
In 2008, Terrawatu completed construction of two large classrooms at Natema Primary School, in Arumeru District, Tanzania. Additional classrooms alleviated over-crowding in the school and has improved the quality of a student’s learning environment. A foundation remained adjacent to these two classrooms, located just less than an hour’s drive from Arusha town up a very, very rough road. The school serves almost 1,000 children in the local community during each school year, including a number of orphans.
At the end of 2014, Terrawatu received funding through the Google Gives program and the Prigmore Charitable Fund to build on the foundation. Work commenced in late January 2015. The first task was to extend electricity poles from the village to the school site. In September 2015, an official opening was held for a new classroom and a new technology center adjacent to the large classroom.
To complete the school building, Terrawatu, with the support of the Prigmore Charitable Fund, constructed a teacher’s office and upstairs classroom. Completed in 2016, this five-room building at Natema Primary School includes three big classrooms, one computer lab and a teacher’s office, all built by Terrawatu. The school is a beacon of hope in this impoverished rural area outside Arusha town. In 2017, Terrawatu is continuing its campaign to outfit the computer lab with laptops and tablets, all connected to the Internet.
Opening Day of New Classrooms at Natema Primary School, 1 September 2015