Education

Our pillars are the identity of SANA, the guiding principles of our work. They guide our focus areas and projects. Building on each other block by block, they are also arranged in order of foster community participation in Conservation. Though each have their own goals, they are linked and more importantly belong to one common goal which is Saving Africa’s Nature so that every being can live in a harmonious environment.

SANA Scholars Program

In 2008, SANA started an education fund with the aim of providing scholarship to students with special educational needs. 

The project is designed to introduce students from the Saadani area to future career options that will prevent their need to become involved in the destruction of the environment. The scholarship program has supported more than 20 students from Saadani, Matipwil and Gongo Village with tuition fees and school learning materials.

A Cup of Uji

Is an initiative started by SANA in order to address SDG No. 2 which calls for zero hunger by providing porridge to primary school students who stay long hours at school without food.

The project started at Saadani Primary school and expanded to Gongo Primary whereas SANA together with Wheeling2Help constructed a school kitchen, installed a GAS cooking stove and hired a cook for the students.

Thereafter parents joined SANA efforts by contributing Maize flour for their children to get porridge at school.

Improving School Infrastructures

Acknowledging the effort of the Tanzanian Government in providing free primary school education, SANA has helped improve Gongo Primary School infrastructure for it to support students’ learning process and high enrollment.

With the support of SMANNA Africa campaign, SANA has constructed a nursery classroom and a teachers office at the Primary School.

Other facilities include the construction of a classroom and six toilets and kitchen, renovation of 6 classrooms, painting the school, a water reservoir and installation of rain harvesting system capable of collecting 15000 litres of water.

Promoting life values through clubs

Through club activities at Gongo Primary school, students take part in different activities that promote  life values such as love and compassion for the environment and all living creatures. SANAalso instills the spirit of togetherness through sports and games. 

SANA is also a dissemination partner for animation series produced by Tai Tanzania that engages students to develop an understanding of various issues and also helps shape their values.

Addressing the shortage of teachers

Through club activities at Gongo Primary school, students take part in different activities that promote  life values such as love and compassion for the environment and all living creatures. SANAalso instills the spirit of togetherness through sports and games. 

SANA is also a dissemination partner for animation series produced by Tai Tanzania that engages students to develop an understanding of various issues and also helps shape their values.

Provision of Learning & sports material, and Bicycles

With the support of stakeholders, SANA has supported Gongo Primary schools with sufficient textbooks and learning material to help students have a better understanding of different topics.

SANA together with AfriBike and Wheeling2Help has donated 35 bicycles to students living in tumbilini sub-village who walk to school for 14 Km through the border of Saadani National Park.

SANA has also donated sporting equipment such as balls and gears at Gongo primary school.