Today I am sharing with you the details of the 2021 Community Vision Campaign: Housing for Teachers.
Each Spring for the last three years, we have come together to support Project Zawadi’s Model Schools program through a targeted campaign that is central to a school’s 5-year development plan. This year, the top priority is teacher housing.
This month, the first 6-in-1 Teacher Housing Block at Kambarage Primary School will be completed. But we have two more to build. That’s why the 2021 Community Vision Campaign is prioritizing the building of a 6-in-1 Teacher Housing Block at Sarawe Primary School which will provide on-site residence for six teachers and their families. The campaign goal is $60,000 of which $30,000 has already been pledged.
Why has the community prioritized teacher housing?
- Housing was identified as a priority by the schools to attract and retain quality teachers.
- Proximity to school increases time for instruction, lesson planning, and student support.
- Quality teacher housing alleviates the hardship of working in a rural community.
- Teacher housing is a key component of our holistic approach to school improvement.
Teacher Testimonial on the impact of the 6-in-1 Teacher Housing Project: Bahati Green
Note: This video was taken in September 2020 when the Kambarage 6-in-1 Teacher Housing Block was in early stages of construction.
The campaign goal is $60,000 for the 6-in-1 Teacher Housing Block at Sarawe Primary School – with each residence costing $10,000 to build. Three donors have already pledged $30,000 to kick off the financial campaign and the community will invest nearly 30,000 volunteer hours to bring this project to fruition. The 6-in-1 Teacher Housing Block will ensure that teachers and their families have suitable living spaces complete with kitchens, bathrooms, private family quarters, and access to reliable water.
PS: The campaign will end April 30th, with pledge fulfillment through May 31, 2021
PPS: To donate by mail click here: Community Vision 2021 Donation Form
BLUEPRINTS OF THE 6-IN-1 TEACHER HOUSING BLOCK
IN-PROGRESS PHOTOGRAPH SERIES OF ANOTHER 6-IN-1 TEACHER HOUSING BLOCK AT KAMBARAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL (ONE OF THE FOUR PROJECT ZAWADI MODEL SCHOOLS)