As you know the event on September 30th was great and the training’s are also going great and it’s only the 2nd day! Dr. Hilonga arranged for his Ph.D and Master’s grad students to help facilitate the filter and pilot laboratory training’s and we are so lucky to have them training our teachers! We are now setting up the dates and times for delivery of the sand, gravel and filters and we need the lorry to transport them.
We will be installing filters in over 50 schools and each filter weighs over 65 kg. Secondary schools will receive at least 4 per school to experiment with in their pilot labs and primary schools will receive 2 or 3. We are trying to put the pilot labs in all the secondary schools selected by November 1st, so we are asking that the lorry drop off the sand, gravel and filters to each school next week, October 13 – 17 and the following week October 20 – 25. Training ends on Friday, October 10 and I will have the list of all of the schools by the end of the day on Friday. The installations will also start on Monday, October 13 (will follow the truck!).
The training’s are being held at Mariado Secondary school from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, so please feel free to stop by. I’m sure the teachers will appreciate your support.
In addition, we are also expecting a special guest to come to Arusha and conduct site visits to see our school projects. This is a very important donor (from the company in the United States) and I would like to set up a meeting with Mama Mchome, Mr. Moshi and Mr. Mrema to meet with Dr. Sode on Wednesday, October 15th in the morning when he arrives. I’m waiting to hear back from him regarding what time he will arrive and what time he will be available. It’s important that the donor meets with the stakeholders to ensure the project is worthy of future funding. Which we all know it is! This will also be a great opportunity to talk about future needs for our schools (e.g. more filters, laboratories, equipment, toilets, etc.). Please make yourselves available – our schools depend on it!
Thank you for your support!