Siamatika school Kamimbi village
The Siamatika school is located 7 km from the Liberi school. This school teaches more than 600 children per day in 3 shifts. Probably many more students are involved, but this is the number of registered children. The school is in a very bad condition and has 4 real classrooms for a total of 8 groups. The canteen is therefore also used as a classroom, because there is no food at the school. Children are packed together in a class. There is a great shortage of tables and chairs, few to no books are available, and the plumbing is just a hole in the ground. There is a lack of living space for the teachers. Teachers are often from the big city and therefore have to move to remote areas. Partly because of this, there are only 6 teachers who divide their time between pre-school and grades 1 to 7. It is not financially possible to tackle all these problems in one go. After long deliberation, our board has decided, in consultation with the local population, the chief, the headmaster and the government, to start with the basics: renovation and partly new construction of the school. After all, there is no point in providing learning materials, for example, if the school environment does not allow teaching at all!