Thursday, 9 May 2013

Charity donates over 250 desks to Mwanza schools

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

Over 800 pupils in five districts of Mwanza Region have benefited from 250 desks donated by Hassan Maajar Trust, a civic organisation committed to boosting the education sector in the country.

Districts set to benefit from the donation, estimated to cost about Sh20 million, include Misungwi, Kwimba, Sengerema, Ukerewe and Magu, according to the trust’s vice chairman, Mr Sharif Maajar.

Speaking during the official handing over of the donation at Nyamijundu Village, Misungwi District, whose schools received 50 desks, Mwanza Regional commissioner, Mr Evarist Ndikilo, thanked the organisation for the support.

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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Albino society appeals for help

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Melard Karoza

The public has been urged to support people with albinism, especially school age children to access

The chairman of the Tanzania Albino Society (Tas) in Mwanza Region, Mr Alfred Kapole, said pupils and students with albinism often fail to attend classes due to their decreased visual acuity.

“I appeal to the public to support people with albinism as most of them are from poor families and cannot afford to get their needs as required,” he said in an interview with The Citizen.Mr Kapole, said apart from sight problems, people with albinism have been suffering from photophobia, extreme sun sensitivity and skin cancer.

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