Monday, December 12, 2011
Schools on Ukerewe Island.
On the first visit, in October 2009, after the team had completed the work at the hospital, they had the opportunity to visit some of the schools on the island. It was not unusual for there to be seventy pupils in one class, but they were all very keen to improve their education. The four schools which were visited all had limited facilities and in some cases the floors were just earth. There was no electricity or running water, and the toilets were of the latrine type. The children were sent back to their village at lunch time as no food was available at the school. School uniform is compulsary, and although some were not in the best condition, they were proudly worn, and both the children and uniforms were very clean.