A GROUP of teachers – mostly from Alfaz del Pi – travelled to Tanzania where they set up a library with more than 3,000 books and an educational project for 1,831 students aged between three and 15.
The teachers travelled to Nungwi – a village at the northern end of the Tanzanian island of Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar – on the expedition arranged by not-for-profit ‘’Estrellas de Colores’ (Stars of Colours).
Estrellas de Colores was set up eight years ago by a group of volunteers and focuses on developing educational projects in impoverished countries across the world.
The not-for-profit turned its attention to Tanzania after spending a number of years setting up an educational project for children on a secluded island of Nicaragua, called Ometepe.
Estrellas de Colores President Juan Moreno met with l’Alfas del Pi Mayor Vicente Arques last week to renew the not-for-profit’s collaboration agreement with the Town Hall and spoke of the most recent adventure.
Teachers Nuria Atienza, Nuria Richarson, Maria Jose Sanchez, Jessica Martínez, Isabel Perello and Lorena Parra spent the summer in Nungwi renovating two classrooms and a library at one of the islands’s schools, which lacks the economic resources to respond to the educational needs of the area.
More than 1,800 students will benefit from the works carried out by the Alfaz teachers and Estrellas de Colores’ work does not stop there. The not-for-profit will take care of maintaining and improving the school, as it does in Ometepe.