The education system in Tanzania has been criticized however there are various efforts put in place to reform the sector by both the government and the private corporation.
Consequently, Aydin Logistics joined by the Ambassador of Turkey to Tanzania, Mr. Ali Davudoglu donated 100 desks worth 10 Million Shillings to Vingunguti Primary School during the weekend. We believe that it is obvious that the pupils of Vingunguti cannot perform well if they do not have desks or chairs. We understand that education plays a crucial role in the social and economic development of the community hence this is part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) through which we support the community around us.
According to the Managing Director, Ms. Esra Esriti, âWe feel proud to be part of the school in endeavoring education system and Aydin Logistics is focusing on improving the education system in Tanzania, as it is key to breaking out of the cycle of poverty. Â In order to improve the learning environment we have begun this new bond between Vingunguti Primary School and Aydin Logistics; these 100 desks is the beginning of our relationship and we will continue to support this school so that we can have a conducive environment of learning for the pupils.â?
Vingunguti Primary School Head teacher Mr. Calist Chuwa thanked Aydin Logistics and the Ambassador for their generous donation pledging to make good use of the desks. âNot all classrooms in schools with a good pupil to classroom ratio are healthy environments for learning. Our school has 2350 pupils, but all are seated in only 16 classrooms, whose capacity can only accommodate 720 pupils at the average of 45 in one class. So, for the given data of 2350 the class now accommodating up to 147 pupils at a go. In this case the school needs extra 37 classes to be 53 classrooms and that will fill the gap and lead to a better learning environment for Vinguguti primary School children,â? said Mr. Chuwa.
Aydin Logistics is a subsidiary of Istanbul based port operator and cargo handling equipment company, Ozuaydin Crane and Port Management Incorporation founded by businessman, Mr. Mehmet Aydin.