Mozambique: Cabo Delgado, Nampula & Niassa Humanitarian Snapshot - March 2022
Photo: Mafambisse on Facebook
The Tzu Chi Foundation Mozambique will, in the coming months, build a school in Mafambisse, Sofala province, for more than 10,000 students. The laying of the project’s first stone took place in Dondo district yesterday.
Budgeted at 813,925,227.00 Meticais, the institution will be the largest secondary education establishment built in the country since independence and will boast 58 classrooms, in addition to laboratories, libraries, computer rooms, among others.
Information available to ‘Carta’ indicates that the Mafambisse School will be a complex consisting of seven blocks, with four uncovered patios providing ventilation and natural light to all rooms. Classrooms will have a capacity for 50 students, totalling 5,800 students per shift.
The school will have five rooms for teachers, two computer rooms, three laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology, two rooms for preparing laboratory and IT classes, three storage units, a canteen, an infirmary, administrative area, a sports equipment room, a multifunctional sports field and 18 toilets.
Well-known businessman Dino Foi, who presides over Tzu Chi Foundation in Mozambique, revealed yesterday during the laying of the first stone that the Buddhist foundation has a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Mozambique under which it “will build three thousand (3,000) houses in the districts of Nhamatanda and Búzi; 23 schools in the districts of Búzi, Nhamatanda, Dondo and Beira, worth US$65 million”.
“With regard to the construction of the houses, 1,000 have already been awarded, in three resettlement areas in Nhamatanda, specifically, Kura, Ndenja and Metuchira, and, this month [June], the consultants and designers of 2,069 houses for the district of Búzi will start work, this part of the work having already been awarded,” Foi added.
Tzu Chi’s works don’t stop there. It has also committed to building more than 400 classrooms, with its Kura, Graça Machel and Joaquim Maras Complete Primary Schools almost finished.
By Marta Afonso