About The Project

The Meserani Project was set up by the pupils, staff, parents and friends of Acklam Grange School Middlesbrough. It has brought together young people from Africa and Teesside, and has made a huge impact on the lives of many children and families in developing areas of Kenya and Tanzania.

As of March 2014 ten classrooms have been built, furnished and equipped in three primary schools in Meserani, Tanzania, and 116 pupils from these schools are currently being sponsored to attend secondary school, and 24 pupils are being sponsored through their further education.

The 25 pupils above were the first ones to be sponsored, most of them are currently in further education.

A recent and exciting development of the project is to sponsor pupils to attend Moita Boys Secondary Boarding School and Kipok Girls Secondary Boarding School, in Monduli. In January 2011 thirteen boys started their secondary education at Moita School, and sixteen girls started their secondary education at Kipok School.

In January 2012 a further sixteen boys started at Moita School and nineteen girls started at Kipok School.

 

In January 2013 eight more girls started their secondary education at Einoti Secondary School, twelve boys started at Moita Boys Secondary Boarding School, seven girls started at Kpok Girls Secondary Boarding School and one boy started at Ilboru Boys Secondary Boarding School.

 

In 2013 our first two students began their further education courses, studying A’ Levels at High School, and throughout 2014 a further twenty-two students are due to begin their further education.

In January 2014 a further twenty-five pupils started their secondary education at Moita School, Kipok School and Engutoto School.

Recent developments were to commit ourselves to the four projects detailed below, all of which were completed the endoif 2013:

Provide five 5,000 litre water containers for Kipok Girls Secondary Boarding School.
Provide two 5,000 litre water containers for Moita Boys Secondary Boarding School.
Provide solar power to all classrooms, dormitories and teachers’ homes at Kipok Girls Secondary Boarding School.
Provide text books for all teachers at Meserani Chini Primary School, covering all subjects and all age ranges.

Our current projects are:

Provide all pupils’ text books for Meserani Chini Primary School, covering all subjects and all age ranges. Completed – December 2013.
Provide whiteboards to Einoti School, Kipok School and Moita School, as part of a trial into their impact on the quality of teaching. Completed – January 2014.
Refurbish the teachers’ houses at Meserani Chini Primary School, and provide water tanks and guttering to each house. Completed – January 2014.
Complete the building of a dormitory and two classrooms at Kipok Girls Secondary Boarding School.

Because the The Meserani Project is run at their own expense by a group of six trustees from Teesside, and there are no administrative costs, every penny that is raised is spent directly on the project in Tanzania and Kenya – nothing at all is syphoned off as necessary expenses.