Longa Secondary School

Longa Secondary School

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Four villages are partnering together to build Longa Secondary School in the village of Longa in the district of Mbinga in the southern region of Ruvuma. A former student of ours has worked together with the people of those villages to build eight classrooms, a science laboratory building, three teacher houses and an administration building containing offices, a library and an assembly hall.

Longa already has over 550 students. They worked together to complete a particularly unique water project that draws water from an underground spring 2 km away and pipes it to the school and to the teacher houses. Students installed a generator and did the wiring so that there is electricity in the evenings for them and for their teachers. They are currently working together making bricks and hauling foundation stones in order to build an additional four classrooms so that their little brothers and sisters will be able to also study. We are hoping to enroll as many as 200 more students in September of this year.