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Currently children walk 2 hours to the other schools.

The Losirwa school, one of our first schools to support, is now overcrowded with more than 1000 students.  The Tanzanian government bought 17 acres and asked Friends of Meali to build a school.  We will do so with the help of our wonderful supporters and name the school the Lucas  Mhina Primary School after Lucas our Tanzanian Director, a man with vision and compassion, who has worked tirelessly and selflessly to make all that Friends of Meali accomplish happen.


The Lucas  Mhina Primary School, K-7, will be built near the Losirwa school.  It is the first school that we have built from the ground up. We have built all the components of a school at our other three schools and are using this experience to design a school from scratch.  The estimated cost is $500,000, of which we have raised over 75% before starting. 


Groundbreaking was Nov29. Construction will begin in Jan 2023  Students will occupy the school in the summer of 2023. Watch this page for construction progress.



We have completed the water well that will be used by the local community as well as the school.  This is thanks to a contingent of people from California that worked hard to raise the money.  The workers reached water at 100 meters and installed a water pump and a solar panel. 

GROUND BREAKING was on all Country local TV stations yesterday explaining about the new Lucas Mhina School. 


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WATER WELL:  Maasai men watching the water drilling truck.  Water was found at 300 meters.

PRAYING  Maasai women praying to God asking for water after the water drilling truck arrived at the site.

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