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.

Victor Kabati, Head Teacher at Orbomba, Mama Nai, TT Trustee, Leah Kisambu, TT Librarian Orbomba Village Chairperson District Education Officer for Primary Schools  (the signing took place in his office.) Mr.Joseph TT Trustee , gather to mark the signing of the contract for the new Orbomba Community Library

Victor Kabati, Head Teacher at Orbomba,
Mama Nai, TT Trustee,
Leah Kisambu, TT Librarian
Orbomba Village Chairperson
District Education Officer for Primary Schools 
Mr.Joseph TT Trustee , gather to mark the signing of the contract for the new Orbomba Community Library

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!

Construction is underway on the new Orbomba Community Library

Construction is underway on the new Orbomba Community Library

This trench is the first step in building the foundation.

This trench is the first step in building the foundation.

  

 
 

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