The Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF), one of the leading social security schemes in Tanzania, has partnered with the Flaviana Matata Foundation (FMF) for the “Back to School Project”; in fulfilling the fund’s corporate social responsibilities obligations.
With Flaviana Matata at the helm of the project, the PSPF have distributed stationery kits comprising of; 1 backpack, 12 exercise books, 1 mathematical instruments set, 3 pens, 2 pencils and 1 eraser. During the first phase (January 2014) PSPF has donated 1000 FMF Stationery kits to underprivileged students in the Costal region. A further 280 students of Chanzige Primary School in Kisarawe, 420 students of Kimanzichana Primary School in Mkuranga and 300 students of Msinune Primary School received stationery kits for the academic year 2014. We are expecting to reach more students across Tanzania during the second phase of the project in July 2014.
Russell Simons an American business mogul and activist has contributed exercise books and pens to 500 underprivileged students under Tanzania Mitindo House in Dar es Salaam, The Olevolos Project in Arusha and Mwasele Primary School in Shinyanga. Each student will receive 12 exercise books and 2 pens.
We urge our fellow Tanzanians to join hands with us in this campaign to improve the quality of education in
Tanzania through supporting underprivileged students in the country. This can be achieved by donating a single stationery kit or exercise books to students in Tanzania and can be done by individuals, corporations or government institutions.