In 2013 the Flaviana Matata Foundation (FMF) founder, Ms. Flaviana Matata, paid a visit to Msinune Primary School in Bagamoyo as part of the PSPF Corporate Social Responsibility’s campaign to distribute stationery to underprivileged pupils in primary schools in Tanzania.
During the trip, Ms. Matata and FMF team identified other challenges that the school was facing, includin the limited availability of teachers, lack of classrooms and offices for teachers, insufficient desks for students and not enough toilet blocks to accommodate all students and teachers of Msinune. Considering her efforts in helping the school, the board of Msinune Primary School honored Ms. Flaviana Matata by appointing her to be the Guardian of the school: in response to that Ms. Matata made it her life long mission to improve the school condition through building classrooms, donating desks for students as well as stationery for the teaching staffs and students yearly.
According to the UN, 2.4 billion people do not have adequate sanitation. 1 billion people still defecate in the open. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. Women and girls risk rape and abuse, because they have no toilet that offers privacy.
In August 2015, Mo Dewji Foundation has committed to a donation to the Flaviana Matata Foundation in order to improve the conditions at Msinune Primary School. New toilet blocks will be built with the aim of improving health and good hygiene practices in the school.
The project has commenced in December 2015 and the block is expected to be complete by January 2016 in time for the start of the new academic year in Tanzania. The handover is expected to go hand in hand with the “Back to School” stationery project for Msinune Primary School that is administered by the Flaviana Matata Foundation.