Right now each book is shared by six Nyegina primary school students.
There are many primary and secondary schools in the villages that surround the new Nyerere Library and Community Resource Center. All of these schools lack enough of the government-issued textbooks needed so that each student can read their lessons, study, and do their homework. Right now they do their best sharing the available books—sometimes twenty or more sharing a single book for a subject. We think they deserve better.
The Nyerere Library was built with rooms specifically designed to store and distribute textbooks for the local schools; all we need now is the money to buy them. We're starting with the two Nyegina primary schools, which are just across a path from the Library. These two schools need a total 5,642 books (to add to their current supply of 1,085) in order to have one book for each of their 1,127 students in each of their subjects. Just $30 adds a book for each grade, K-7. Please give as generously as you can to help improve the educational opportunities for these Tanzanian students.