Mghumbu is one of eight sub-villages in Mampando village. Mampando village is in the Ntuntu, ward, which is at Mungaa Division in the Singida District Council. It is located south east of Singida at about 50 kms. Mampando village was said to be first inhabited in 1922 from Mwisi, a nearby village, and it was officially registered in 1974 The first person was looking for grazing and farm land.
2.0 The village Population
The sub village has a total of 250 households with a total of 1560 people.
The main ethnic group in the village is Wanyaturu.
Other sub villages in Mampando village which will be served by Mghumbu School include Dilalu, Makinginya, Madandi and Bau from Ujaire village.
3.0 Economic Activity
The village is mainly involved in crop farming. Crops grown in the village include - maize, sorghum, bulrush, peas and beans. These are subsistence crops, while sunflower, finger millet are cash crops. Livestock is the second economic activity in the village after crop cultivation. The livestock kept in the village include cattle, goats, sheep, poultry and donkeys. The poultry are the local breed.
Other sources of income are from sales of wood lots products, sale of local brew, milling machine, honey and it’s by products such as wax.
The village is lies on semi arid land with annual average rainfall of 600 mm. The average temperature is 21.50 C. The soil is predominantly sand with some patches of loam and loam clay soil.
Social services that available in school include one primary school, ten shallow wells out of which eight are functioning and two are not working. The village is crossed by a road that goes to ward headquarter to and from Singida there is a daily bus service to and from Singida town.
4.0 The priorities of sub village
The village government has submitted a request for the construction of a new school with aim first to reduce walking distance from homes to the existing school which is an average of five kms one way. The construction of the new school will alleviate the problem of overcrowdedness in the existing school, which is currently has a total of 950 school children versus the national recommended figures of 500 per school. The existing school has with a total of eight out of eighteen required classrooms. While the teachers’ houses the requirement is 20 houses only four permanent teachers’ houses are available. The community feels it is more important to improve the accessibility of education facilities in the village so has decided to build one more school in Mghumbu sub village.
Currently the school community initiative includes the construction of four temporary classrooms. Temporary means the classrooms that constructed with mud bricks
5.0 HAPA SUPPORT
From 2007 to 2010 HAPA intends to support the community of Mghumbu with provision of building materials for seven classrooms, eight teachers’ houses, making of 161 school desks and furniture for teacher’s offices as well as the construction of one rainwater harvest tank. In 2007 the community constructed two classrooms and one pit latrine of twenty pits was completed. They also started on two teachers’ houses.
In 2008 the plan is the continuation of the school project started in 2007, where two classrooms were constructed, one pit latrine with twenty holes constructed and 46 desks were fixed. In 2008, which is the second phase, HAPA will support the community in provision of the construction materials for a further two classrooms, making and fixing 42 school desks and 6 tables and chairs, construction of two teacher’s houses and one pit latrine. HAPA will also provide technical and organisational support during the project implementation. This involves training of village masons, carpenter and village project committees in organisational, management and on monitoring issues relevant for project implementation.
The community contribution to this project includes the provision of volunteered labour during the construction, collection of local available materials such sand, rocks and aggregates, raising funds to pay village masons and carpenters.
Project Component One:
Supply the building materials for completion the construction two classrooms.
Making of 46 school desks and 6 tables and chairs for teachers
Supply the building materials for construction of two teachers’ houses.
The Total project cost for this component is estimated to cost 30,600,000 Tshs with following breakdown:-
Cost for two teachers houses:
Cost for building materials 18, 500,000/=
Cost for Transportation of Materials and for supervision 3,550,000/=
Supervision and community mobilisation 200,000
Total cost for staff house 23,150,000/=
Cost of building materials for two classrooms.
Cost for building materials 16,650,000/=
Cost for Transportation of Materials and for supervision 2,000,000/=
Supervision and community mobilisation 200,000/=
Total cost for completion of 2 Classrooms 19,650,000/=
Total cost for component one is 42,800,000/=
Component Two: Training component
Cost for training:-
Training of the village on the project management and monitoring
• Training materials 85,000/= T Shs
• Facilitation costs for three people @ 20,000 x 2days x3 times
• Transportation three trips @ 130 kms x 3 x 1200 per km
Total for training 913,000/=
Total for the Mughumbu project for the 2008 44,713,000/=
The project is expected to run from late April to December 2008. The project will start with the construction of two teachers’ houses that estimated to take at least three months from late April to early Mid August thereafter the construction of two classrooms will follow.
6.0 Expected outcomes
Education service is accessible by most of the children within the village and quality improved. On the other hand the community technical and management skills is improved