Reach the Educational Peak

An aid project by L. van Iersel in Ngongongare, Arumeru District, Tanzania

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L. van Iersel (Project Manager)

L. van Iersel
Meru Peak School is a school in Ngongongare village in Tanzania (near Arusha). I have worked at this school as a voluntary teacher. Before coming to the school I collected money on Betterplace to buy pens and exercise books for all children and books for the school library. This money has already been donated and the children have already received the pens and exercise books and the library books are already in the library. This is a very important development for the school because when I arrived at the school many children didn't have a pen and many students didn't have enough exercise books. Please have a look at the pictures and read the visitors reports written by some of the children. Moreover, the dictionaries and school books are being used daily by the children.

After staying at the school, I have continued collecting money for school books and have returned regularly to buy these books in local bookshops and to bring them to the school. At the moment there are quite a large number of books at the school. However, there is a great lack of science equipment.

In addition, I'm looking for sponsors for orphans who are studying at this school but can't pay any school fees. At the moment, a few sponsors have been found but there are not enough sponsors for all the children who need them.

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Location: Ngongongare, Arumeru District, Tanzania

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  • The second master of Meru Peak Primary School is unpacking the new school books.

    Uploaded at 15-11-2012

  • The headmaster, second master and accountant of Meru Peak School are sorting the new school books.

    Uploaded at 15-11-2012

  • The new headmaster and a student of Class 2 enjoy the new books

    Uploaded at 15-11-2012

  • The Meru Peak Primary School football team ready for a match versus Tanzania Adventist Primary School

    Uploaded at 01-12-2011

  • School assembly

    Uploaded at 01-12-2011

  • Children are working on donated laptops

    Uploaded at 01-12-2011

  • The peak of Mount Meru, seen from a football field near Meru Peak School

    Uploaded at 01-12-2011

  • The church of Meru Peak School

    Uploaded at 05-09-2011

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  • Students of Meru Peak School

    Uploaded at 18-11-2010

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  • The primary school boys dormitory with students of Meru Peak School.

    Uploaded at 18-11-2010

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  • Toilets and washing line of Meru Peak School

    Uploaded at 18-11-2010

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  • Bibi (grandmother) with the three children she cares for. She is looking for sponsors for Mary (left) and Christine (right).

    Uploaded at 17-11-2010

  • Primary school students in their dormitory

    Uploaded at 16-11-2010

  • Students of Meru Peak Primary School during their break.

    Uploaded at 16-11-2010

  • Primary school students are studying in their classroom.

    Uploaded at 16-11-2010

  • Students with the exercise books and pens we bought from Betterplace donations.

    Uploaded at 18-09-2010

  • Students with the exercise books and pens we bought from Betterplace donations.

    Uploaded at 18-09-2010

  • Students with the exercise books and pens we bought from Betterplace donations.

    Uploaded at 18-09-2010

  • Students with the exercise books and pens we bought from Betterplace donations.

    Uploaded at 18-09-2010

  • Students with the exercise books and pens we bought from Betterplace donations.

    Uploaded at 17-09-2010

  • Students working on donated laptops.

    Uploaded at 27-08-2010

  • The headmaster of Meru Peak School handing out exercise books that have been bought from Betterplace donations.

    Uploaded at 20-08-2010

  • Director Joseph Maganga, volunteer Leo van Iersel, teacher Omondi and teacher Machibya with donated dictionaries.

    Uploaded at 13-08-2010