We are currently planning for the first phase of construction—four classrooms, an administrative office, staff room, kitchen/cafeteria, latrines, water supply, housing for five teachers, and a solar supply system for the school buildings and teacher’s houses. This will create the infrastructure for four years of operation, taking the first class of kindergartners through Standard 3 (Grade 3). When Twegashe School’s first kindergarten class reaches Standard 2, we will begin the second phase of construction, adding four additional classrooms, a library, and more teacher housing.
The construction design process is being led by volunteer architects from Gensler, a global design and architecture firm, through their G-Serve community outreach program. Volunteers from Swenson Say Faget structural engineering are providing the required structural analysis. We are also working with a Tanzanian architect to make sure our construction plans meet all government requirements.
Twegashe School will be built on a fifteen-acre plot of land donated by the village. We are committed to involving village labor as much as possible and to having these laborers benefit by learning skills that they can use in the future.