Orbomba is a new Primary School in Longido. They have 7 teachers and about 450 students. The school does not have running water or electricity, but more importantly, they have very few resources. Working with the local education officials, TEMBO is building a Community Library on the site. It will be the size of 1 classroom and will serve the school and the surrounding community. We have agreed with the community that we will construct the building, furnish it and put in books and other resources. They will provide supervision during school hours and staff in the after hours so that this will serve as a community library to the surrounding villagers.
Work began on this project in October 2012, and recently a signing ceremony was held to formalize the contract between TEMBO Trust and the District of Longido.
Construction has now officially begun, with the first step being to dig a trench that will become the foundation for the building.
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project!