Lughano Secondary School
The entire village of Kimala, where Lughano Secondary School is located, is built on narrow ridges. As a result, the area is absolutely gorgeous and the views are breathtaking, but building a school in such a place as this is extremely challenging. To succeed as required not only much hard work but also significant perseverance on the part of the 9 villages that have worked together to build this school. Originally named Ihongole Secondary School, the people were dismayed to find out that the Ministry of Education required that they change the name they had originally chosen because that name had taken by another school in the same region. Lughano is the name of the forest that surrounds the school.
Originally, bricks were made in the valley and carried up to the top of the ridge to the building site. But now after our students completed a rather ingenious water project to bring water from a mountain stream on an even higher ridge, they are now able to make bricks right there at the school. This should help them to build the school faster and hopefully get their school registered and accredited by early next year.
Lughano now has more than 50 students enrolled and received its first missionary teacher this year. It is located in the village of Kimala, in the Iringa region of central Tanzania.