Green Resources officially handed over Kitete Primary School to the village community on 14th July 2015 in the presence of representatives of the Kilombero District Council, headed by the Acting Kilombero District Executive Director, Ms. Loyce Mnyenyelwa. The Village Council, on behalf of the community will oversee proper use of the facilities as well as operation and maintenance. Kitete Primary School once again has a permanent home after the original school was vacated and temporary accommodations were used for several years.

Green Resources facilitated the construction of the new Kitete Primary School, which included two classrooms, a teachers’ office, and pit latrines. The project was funded by Kristoffer Olsen, a Director and former Chairman of Green Resources. The company also provided 35 desks for the pupils. The school has 30 pupils (11 girls and 19 boys), that previously had to study in one temporary classroom that was in very bad condition and unsafe. The new building means that those attending and teaching at the school can do so in comfort and safety.

Southern Highlands Participatory Organization (SHIPO), a non-governmental organization, supervised the construction on behalf of GR. Construction was completed in 2014. The cost of the building was Tanzanian Shillings 75million (USD 47,200), in addition to indirect costs incurred by the Company and community (local masons, water collection, stone collection, etc.).

The project was implemented as part of the company’s long-term Community Development Plan and efforts to support socio-economic development of communities surrounding its plantations. Green Resources Ltd will continue to collaborate closely with Mufindi and Kilombero District Councils and the communities surrounding our plantations to support implementation of community development projects.

For more information please contact:

Roselyne Mariki, Managing Director Green Resources, Tanzania (roselyne.mariki@greenresources.no)

Mads Asprem, CEO Green Resources AS (mads.asprem@greenresources.no)

Full Article: Press Release. Hand-over of Kitete Primary School 16.09.15.pdf

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