‘Desk for every child’ project gets 80m/- boost

Bank M has offered 80m/- to support Hassan Maajar Trust’s (HMT) project to provide desks to public schools countrywide.

Launched in December 2011 in partnership with Bank M, HMT’s ‘Desk for every child’ campaign has provided over 4,000 desks for over 12,000 children in the country. Speaking at the signing of the 80m/- deal in Dar es Salaam yesterday, HMT Chairperson Amb.

Mwanaidi Maajar appreciated the bank’s generous support, saying the trust managed to provide desks to over 12,000 children in the project’s first year.

“We are determined to ensure that no child has to study while sitting on the floor,” vowed Ambassador Maajar, noting that with the bank’s support, the trust will this year provide 5,000 desks for 15,000 children, particularly, in rural areas.

Bank M Chairman, Nimrod Mkono, said his bank was proud to work with HMT in such a noble cause, commending the trust for a job well done in the project’s first year.

“Having 12,000 children seated on desks in the first year of the project is an achievement we can all be proud of…this has really encouraged us to continue working with the Trust,” said Mr Mkono, noting that the bank was dedicated to support sustainable projects, with long lasting impact on the community.

“We all understand the magnitude of desk shortage in our public schools, which accommodate majority of our children. 

It is our collective duty to support the government to improve the learning environment and enhance the quality of education in public schools,” said Mr Mkono, who is also an MP for Musoma Rural.

Other partners to the desk project include Africa Barrick Gold through its ABG Maendeleo Fund, National Housing Corporation and Millicom Tanzania’s Tigo Tuchange.
Source: The Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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