Following the handover of a dormitory accommodating 240 students at Namanga Secondary School in Longido District, the lives of female students attending the school are expected to become more convenient.

In Dar es Salaam, approximately 240 female students at Namanga Secondary School will no longer have to commute from home to school; instead, they will begin living in a dormitory.

This initiative comes after the school received a dormitory building capable of accommodating 240 students from the Legal Services Facility (LSF), a non-governmental organization.

Speaking at the handover event, LSF’s Executive Director, Lulu Ng’wanakilala, expressed their commitment to improving school infrastructure.

Furthermore, the assistance provided, in collaboration with North-South Cooperation from Luxembourg, aims to empower students, especially girls, to access quality education.

“The project addresses harmful customs that oppress women and girls and fights gender-based violence in the community. Additionally, it aims to empower girls to fulfill their dreams, ensure their safety against gender-based violence while at school, and promote environmental sustainability through tree planting,” Ng’wanakilala explained.

She emphasized that the dormitory will provide these students with conducive learning environments.

Roberto Marta, the General Manager of North-South Cooperation, stated that it has been two years since they partnered with LSF, and the dormitory is one of the results of their collaboration.

“We are delighted to see Maasai girls now having conducive learning environments. The Luxembourg government takes pride in supporting projects that enhance social and economic livelihoods,” Marta affirmed.

Marko Ng’umbi, the District Commissioner of Longido, highlighted the dormitory’s significance in providing hope and opportunities for students to study in conducive and convenient environments.

“This effort will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the lives of our youth, providing them with the conducive environments they need to excel in their studies and achieve their dreams,” Ng’umbi remarked.