Lunch Program for Mlima Shabaha School

Update posted by Sam Vaughan On May 04, 2016

To feed 150-175 students at Mlima Shabaha Shule in Tanzania for 2016, we have raised enough money! Thank you so much to everyone for your support,

Sam

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Update posted by Sam Vaughan On Apr 29, 2016

Hello Rafiki,

Thanks so much for supporting the lunch program at Mlima Shabaha. To serve lunch to the students for a year costs $2500, so any extra money raised will go towards purchasing a water storage container for the school or towards savings for building a kitchen.

Asante, Sam

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Update posted by Sam Vaughan On Apr 12, 2016

Kilimanjaro Micro-Grants:

Mlima Shabaha Public Primary School
School Lunch Program

April 2016

Purpose: To provide corn and beans for lunch daily for one school year for 150 - 175 students at Mlima Shabaha public school in Mlima Shabaha, Tanzania – near Boma Ng’ombe.

Projected Cost: $2500 per year

Date Started: April 2016

Date to be Completed: June 2016

Sponsor: Sam Vaughan

Year Project Started: 2015

Meeting with Mlima Shabaha School Principal in 2015

Description of Project: West of Moshi and Mount Kilimajaro in Northern Tanzania, the land is very arid and receives little annual rainfall. Because of the lack of available water, families are often unable to grow sufficient food for themselves to eat. In addition, public schools in Tanzania require an annual allotment of beans and corn (in kilograms) to be provided to the school by the family for each student in attendance. Mlima Shabaha school is not receiving the “required” beans and corn from the students’ families, because the families barely have enough to feed themselves. Therefore, students at school are not fed during the day. The school day lasts from 8am to 3pm, and sustaining learning on an empty stomach is very difficult. Mlima Shabaha public school has 150 - 175 students and 5 teachers who would greatly benefit from a donation of corn and beans. The local Tanzanian government is aware of the problem, but has no immediate plans with solutions.

What’s New in 2016: Breakfast will be provided (uji, corn porridge), and vitamins will be added by hand according to Gates Foundation research recommendations. Because of these additional activities, cost increased to $2500 per year.

Budget:

Item

Quantity

Cost in Tanzanian Shillings (TSH)

Total Cost in TSH

Total Cost in USD (TSH 2,170 per USD conv)

100 kg bag of corn

30

80,000

2,400,000

100 kg bag of beans

10

120,000

1,200,000

Oil

5x20L

55,000

275,000

50-kg bag of sugar

3

95,000

285,000

Item

Quantity

Cost in Tanzanian Shillings (TSH)

Total Cost in TSH

Total Cost in USD (TSH 2,170 per USD conv)

Salt

1 cartons

11,000

11,000

Drums for food storage (school has some already)

4

35,000

140,000

Cooking, Serving & Eating Utensils

tbd

Travel/Fuel to Oversee Project

16 L/ month

2,200 per Litre

100,000

Vitamins for Uji

$475

Projected Total

$2500

All food to be purchased locally and delivered to the school. The school will store the food on-site and use throughout the year.

Summary:

The price of beans and corn went up during the planting season from that originally estimated.

According to Sam, he learned first-hand about corruption, and that students at public school in Tanzania often suffer because of others in power who take resources from schools for their personal benefit. He also became more familiar with a new level of poverty, in that children in this area of Mlima Shabaha do not have enough to eat, and what it means to them. It was interesting to see what a local public school looks like in the village of Mlima Shabaha and that it is dry, desolate and sandy. The schools do not have very many buildings, only those for classrooms. There is no room for a library or computer lab, and that schools are under-staffed.

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