Leobach-Miller Library Project
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. It is currently serving over 2000 students in the first two pilot schools of Kakuni primary and Usevya Secondary. Through this project, teachers, students and communities living adjacent to these schools are able to access 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 is also helping to improve students’ reading ability, thereby improving their academic performance.
In the first phase, 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 are serving as librarians. Even with this great achievement, there is still need for more reading materials and conservation related books.