Aggrey & Clifford, has made a donation of ten million Tanzanian Shillings towards desks at Mbuyuni Primary School in Dar es Salaam. The donation took place at the school and was attended by the District Education Officer.
The agency made the donation through the help of the Hassan Maajar Trust, a Dar es Salaam-based NGO working towards improving the learning environment in Tanzanian schools through the provision of desks and other furniture.
UNICEF estimates that only half of Tanzanian primary school pupils pass their leaving exams, creating a large number of students who do not finish their educations. Studies show that having ample space to work and a place to sit greatly increases student concentration and academic achievements, thus becoming critical to changing this cycle.
Zena Tenga, the Chief Executive Officer at Hassan Maajar Trust said, “The many pupils at Mbuyuni Primary School will be greatly helped by this donation. We encourage more businesses to get involved through donations to create better classrooms for Tanzanian children. Desks add great value to the learning environment.”
Oliver Mutere, Aggrey & Clifford’s Media Director, stated, “As an agency filled with designers, writers, and artists we know how important having a nice workspace is to do your best creative work. As an agency based in East Africa, we have a unique African perspective, we also know the hardships that our community faces and we want to play a role in mitigating these adversities.”