Leobach-Miller Library Project

Emmanuel Stephen, VIMA project manager with the librarian trainer, Mr Lusekelo (middle) and Mr. Chawe of Kakuni primary school (seated).

Emmanuel Stephen, VIMA project manager with the librarian trainer, Mr Lusekelo (middle) and Mr. Chawe of Kakuni primary school (seated).

 
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The Loebach- Miller Library project supported through Nomad Trust Tanzania under the VIMA project is the first library project to have been established in Mpimbwe district council. As such, the program will serve almost 2000 students in the first two pilot schools of Kakuni primary and Usevya Secondary. The project is going to give student and communities living adjacent to these schools access to relevant books that will help them in their education careers and productive endeavors, particularly through the provision of materials on agriculture, husbandry and sustainability. Provision of recreational reading will also improve students’ reading ability, thereby improving their academic performance. This project supported renovation of two library rooms, installation of book shelves, purchase of 1,782 books, 1,103 for primary school and 679 for secondary school, two laptops and training of two teachers who will serve as librarians. Even with this great achievement, there is still need for more reading materials and conservation related books.