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Expansion of Chalk making factory in order to improve the quality of Education in Tanzania

I am the idea founder and also Managing Director of the organization which run this project.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Expansion of Chalk making factory in order to improve the quality of Education in Tanzania is an idea which comes to solve the long time problem in our country (Tanzania) and also the neighbors countries. For many decades our country use to import chalk from outside the country and in Tanzania more than 98% of education institutions use chalk as the one of main teaching equipment so that this education institutions use chalk from China, India and Pakistan and this makes our schools getting shortage of chalk for many times because availability of chalk some times is the big problem and also the price is higher to compare with our schools annually grants, And this happen while all raw materials of chalk making available in to our country that's why I decided to start a small chalk factory in order to solve this problem, and this small factory became the big help to our education institutions that why I want to expand the factory, because in Tanzania we have more than 30,000 education institutions but for now my factory feed 2000 education institutions only this means that more than 28,000 still uses chalk from outside the country. So that I need to expand the factory in order to feed at least 80% of all education institutions.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Our beneficiaries are education institutions in Tanzania which teach more than 5,000,000 per year

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

My idea is unique because it's comes to solve problem which appeared for many decades and no one come with the solution untill I decided to start the small chalk factory. My idea is the most needed idea on only in Tanzania but also in my African countries because the chalk I produce is dustless and this makes the user being safe while she/he use it.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Full Scale Roll Out: I have already tested and scaled this idea significantly with the intended user base.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

My organization Maswa Family Group is the youth led-organization which deal with social and economical activities in Tanzania. We don't have website, but you can find us on social media Twitter:@maswafamily, Instagram:@maswafamilyfoundation, Facebook:MaswaFamilyFoundation

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered social enterprise.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

The inspiration story which encourage me to start this project it was after seen the video on YouTube shows the woman with her daughter in village in India making chalk by using local technology, that's the day I was getting more courage to start the chalk factory by using the same local technology.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

The topic I choose on the categories is other but chalk factory is not only solve education matters but also it solve the tide of unemployment crisis for youth in Tanzania and around the globe and when many youth stay jobless the peace on the planet stay on the circumspection because it ease for them to join on robbery and terrorism groups.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

I will work alongside with Ministry of youth , ministry of industry , ministry of education and all education institutions in Tanzania.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

The top strengths in my community first is the availability of raw materials,the material which used on Chalk making is available, second is the availability of human resources, there is many human resources available in my community there is young people who are very strong and power in my community, Third is the availability of the market, my product have market to sell it without stress.

Geographic Focus

Maswa,Simiyu, Tanzania

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

The project idea will be implemented within 12 months.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No


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