Solar Science Lab (STREAM)





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: USA

Location: Kigamboni

Total Budget: $71,850

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Community economic development, The environment

The objectives for this global grant are to renovate the sCIENCE (pHYSICS/chemistry /bIOLOGY)laboratory at the

kIDETE Secondary School in the kIGAMBONI Village in the tEMEKE Region of Tanzania and to

equip the lab with the latest in science equipment to improve learning and workforce

preparation for boys and girls at the school.

Project Activities

Completion of 2 school blocks -science LAB at Public School

•Procurement of 270 wooden desks

* Biorock Technology ,or mineral accretion technology is a method that applies safe,low voltage electrical currents through seawater,causing dissolved minerals to crystallize on

structures,growing into a white limestone similar to that which naturally makes up corals reefs and tropical white sands beaches. This material has a strength greater than concrete . It can be used to make robust artificial reefs on which corals grow at very rapid rates. The change in the Environment produced by electrical currents accelerates formation and growth of both chemical limestone rock and the skeletons of corals and other shell bearing organisms.

* Plant Tissue Culture is an efficient technology for crop improvement. The micropropagation technology has a vast potential to produce plants of superior quality, well-adapted high yielding genotypes with better disease resistance and stress tolerance capacities.

micropropagation for mass production of healthy and virus free plants to end the food security crisis in Africa and around the world.

Research and Development is key to achieving Sustainable Agriculture when Implemented.

Throwback to a client's visit to our research laboratory for soil analysis. Laminar Airflow Chamber is extensively used in our laboratories to maintain the aseptic or contaminant-free working atmosphere for the healthy growth of our plants.steam sterilization or autoclaving is a simple and quick way to decontaminate.

air layering (marcotting), and in vitro (tissue culture) propagation

Why use Organic Agricultural Inputs?

These are just some of the real time benefits derived from the use of organic/bio-based agricultural inputs.

1. Improve water retention

2. Protect the long term fertility of the soil

3. Improve soil quality

4. Improve crop productivity

--------------- helps reduce these infestation to the barest minimum

Our banana, ginger,Maiza , orange ,fleshed potato, pineapple and Breadfruit is successfully propagated using plant tissue culture

There are currently 253 students at the kIDETE Secondary school ranging in age from 14 to

21. These students are from poor families reliant on subsistence agricultural with no

surplus to sell. Many students live with their grandparents as their parents have passed

away or moved to larger towns in search of a better life. Grandparents are often not able to

tend to the farming plots and there is no time to pursue other activities.

The project can start upon the grant award and take approximately three months to


What community needs will your project address and how were these needs identified?

Provide any relevant data or survey results.

The school is not currently able to provide the quality education needed for student

success as measured by Tanzania national examinations. In fact, only thirty percent of

students at the school score well enough on national exams to go on to advanced level

education or college. Seventy percent fail the exams and stay at home to work small

agricultural plots and pursue other activities with limited economic benefit.

Additionally, schools in the region are not able to provide the quality workforce needed

to expand burgeoning industries such as mining, petroleum, and health care. Slow

economic development hinders improvement the quality of life for all in the region.

Detail how your project will address these community needs.

The reference below and many, many more substantiate the value of hands-on,

practical laboratory experiences on improved learning not only in the class in which it

takes place, but in other classes. Ultimately, students who have experienced hands on

learning in school are more innovative and better able to learn on the job than their

peers who have not. A new chemistry laboratory at kIDETE School will help improve

student learning in the sciences, other subjects and, ultimately, national tests.

Improved scholastic achievement afford more students access to higher education,

better preparing them for the professions needed to expand the regional economy. For

those not going on to college, a practical learning background will make them better

prepared for the workforce, improve their ability to learn on the job, and to assume

more productive roles. Additionally, a new chemistry lab and equipment will afford

many students an opportunity to use the equipment and techniques they will use

regional industries such as mining, petroleum, and health care.

How were members of the local community involved in planning the project? Does your project

align with any current or ongoing local initiatives?

The school has an administration and faculty who live in the local area and are charged


curriculum. Not only do they teach general subject matter - chemistry, biology,

mathematics, physics, civics, Kiswahili, English, computer science, physical education,

history and geography - they communicate regularly with local industry to ensure that

course content addresses specific workforce needs whenever possible.

Describe any training, community outreach, or education programs, if applicable, and who will

conduct them. How will recipients be selected?

All students in the school's jurisdiction are required to attend and all are required to

attend science classes.

Areas of Focus

Global grants must support the goals of at least one of Rotary's areas of focus. You will be asked to select the applicable area of focus and the goals that your activity will support.

Area of focus

Basic education and literacy

Economic and Community Development

How will you meet these goals?

Area of Focus Statement of Purpose and Goals

TRF enables Rotarians to ensure that all people have sustainable access to basic education and

literacy by:

1. Involving the community to support programs that strengthen the capacity of communities

to provide basic education and

2.literacy to all;

3. Working to reduce gender disparity in education;

4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to basic education and literacy.

How will you measure your impact (involves choosing a measure, target, measurement method,

and measurement schedule)?

The school will use test and practicum scores in the courses in which the lab is used to

measure the efficacy of the project. To measure the quality of overall education, the

school will evaluate other course and national tests scores as well as higher education

starts and direct employment placements as reported by recent graduates. The school

administers tests regularly and reviews national tests, higher education starts and job

placements annually.

Who will be responsible for collecting information for monitoring and evaluation?

The school head master, Ahmad Maliki, in partnership with his faculty and staff, is

responsible for collecting information for monitoring and evaluation and reporting to

the host and international partner Rotary Club.

The application supplement for microcredit projects is required for global grant applications

that include microcredit activities under the economic and community development area of


Cooperating organization

List the name of the cooperating organization.*

KIDETE Secondary School

Upload the memorandum of understanding between the primary sponsors and the cooperating

organization in PDF format.*

Describe your process for selecting this organization. What resources or expertise will this

organization contribute?*

The school has 22 teachers. Three teachers teach science subjects ( physics, chemistry

and biology). Nineteen teach mathematics, civics, Kiswahili , English, computer science,

physical education, history, geography and art. Teachers are college educated at

different levels and come from different part of Tanzania.

The revenue that the school receives from student's parents/guardians and the

Tanzania Ministry of Education and Vocational Training is sufficient for operation and



List any additional partners who will participate. This may include Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs,

Rotary Community Corps, or individuals.*

Rotary Clubs in District 7090 will contribute to the lab renovation project.

Volunteer travelers

International travel for volunteers is permitted for up to two individuals as part of a

humanitarian project. These individuals provide training or implement the project should the

host sponsor confirm that their skills are not readily available locally.* Identify the

responsibilities of the volunteer travelers and the specific tasks that each individual will



Upload a résumé or curriculum vitae, in PDF format, for each volunteer traveler.*

Upload a daily itinerary for the volunteer travelers. Include travel, training, and/or project



*Only if applicable; not required for all.

Grant Management Manual 2.4 Applying for a Global Grant

Participants continued

Rotarian participation

Describe the role of the host Rotarians in this activity and list their specific responsibilities.

The Rotary Club of pUGU will secure a local qualified contractor to renovate the labs

and will purchase supplies, furnishing and equipment from local factories or best supply

sources and transport it to the school. A few Rotarians in the Mtwara Club deal in the

supply of construction materials and in building construction.

Describe the role of the international Rotarians in this activity and list their specific


The international rotarians will raise the necessary funds to match the global grant They

will also administer the application and work with the school to reporting for the global


Describe the role that members of the local community will play in implementing your project.

What incentives (e.g., compensation, awards, certification, promotion) will you provide to

encourage local participation?

The school administration and faculty, supported by the Tanzania Ministry of Education

and Vocational Training, provide education at the school.

Identify any individuals in the local community who will be responsible for monitoring

outcomes and ensuring continuity of services. How will you support these individuals to help

them take on this leadership role?

The school administration is directly responsible for monitoring outcomes and ensuring

the maintenance and education in the lab. The international sponsor will ...


Detail the proposed expenses for your activity, such as accommodations, equipment, supplies,

monitoring and evaluation, operations, personnel, project management, publicity, signage,

travel, tuition.

Upload any documents, such as price bids or pro forma invoices, to support the expenses listed.

Describe the process for selecting these budget items.

Do you plan to purchase any items from local vendors?

The pUGU Rotary Club in partnership with the school will identify local vendors and

contractors to renovate and equip the lab.

Have you performed a competitive bidding process to select vendors?

Do these budget items align with the local culture and technology standards?

The required equipment for the labs aligns with best practice in science education and

workforce preparedness for growing industries in Tanzania.

How will the beneficiaries maintain these items?

The school has the necessary staff and long term revenue stream to maintain the labs

and equipment as well as the replace equipment when necessary.

If applicable, confirm that spare or replacement parts are readily available and that the

beneficiaries possess the skills to operate equipment.

Teachers at that school have the necessary higher education and certifications to train

students to use the new laboratory and equipment. Furnishing, equipment and supplies

are available in the regional economy. The school administration and Mtwara Rotary

club have access to the necessary suppliers.

Who will own the items purchased with grant funds at the end of the project, including

equipment, assets, and materials? Note that items cannot be owned by a Rotary club or


KIDETE Secondary School


List all funding sources.

Rotary Global Grant

Money raised from clubs in district 7090.

pUGU Rotary Club

Have you identified a local funding source to ensure long-term project outcomes?

The existing revenue stream for the school will be sufficient to maintain the laboratory

in the future.

Will you introduce practices to help generate income for ongoing project funding?

The existing revenue stream for the school will be sufficient to maintain the laboratory

in the future.

Budget Estimates

No. Item description Cost

Renovation of two school blocks US$22,200

1. Procurement of 270 desks US$ 8,640

2. Hygiene training US$ 3,100

3. Monitoring and Evaluation US$ 2,500

4. Contingency US$ 1,200

Line item for corals BIOROCK CATHODE AND ANION


Line item for Plant tissue culture -breadfruit $ 10300

6soil analysis

7. Laminar Airflow Chamber

8 steam sterilization or autoclaving


aatach pro forma $8880.38




Expand and furnish additional classrooms for training in tourism management, wildlife management and conservation of endangered animals. The present classrooms are too small, made of plywood with poor lighting and no white boards or teaching aids.

Equip and expand the training facility for CARBON MEASURMENT to provide the skills and practical internship experience needed for employment IN GHG PROJECTS.

Provide workforce development skills in preparation for employment opportunities, i.e. professional imaging, resume writing, interviewing skills, presentation skills, customer service skills, and collaboration skills and provide community training in various basic needs in conservation farming.

Another addition to this effort is to provide the opportunity for various farmers within the surrounding community of each school to be provided trees to plant on their farmland.

This has been suggested by Dr. Daman Walia, President & CEO, ARCTECH, Inc. and me to help farmers begin to protect their property, diversify their income, and create a cleaner and more healthy environment around each farm.

The properly selected native species wood, nuts, fruit, and shade producing trees can be a process to capture both stormwater and atmospheric carbon to stabilize the environmental conditions around each farm, provide future income from possible building construction materials, edible nuts and fruit, and natural cooling conditions around the various properties while long-term aggerate earnings from direct international carbon credits payments by scientifically measuring and proving the amount of carbon which can be captured, processed, stored, and used as growth stimulate for the trees while allowing local communities and even national governments to begin addressing Paris Accord Climate Change reduction commitments. This can be a win-win-win-win for ALL parties involved.

Funding (local partner clubs & D9214 contributions

Primary Host Partner

District: 9214

Rotary Club of: E-Club of Masaki

Primary Contact: Leena Kaapadi

Email: leenakapadia3@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4281

Rotary Club of: Armenia International

Primary Contact: Rossi Birti

Email: rossigerentesunshine2@hotmail.com

Project Status

Need $28,762
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
Click here to pledge support for this project.

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2462502.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Amherst (7090)





Lancaster-Depew (7090)





Amherst (7090)





Armenia International (4281)





E-Club of Masaki (9214)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents


birock dome


Project Photos

History Log Entries


by fiona barretto

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by fiona barretto

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Fiona Norma Barretto of the Rotary Club of Lancaster-Depew, District 7090.


by fiona barretto

System Entry: Pledge of $4,888 by Fiona Norma Barretto of the Rotary Club of Williamsville, District 7090.


by fiona barretto

System Entry: Pledge of $4,888 by RICHARD of the Rotary Club of Williamsville, District 7090.


by fiona barretto

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Robert benzil of the Rotary Club of Lancaster-Depew, District 7090.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $20,000 DDF by Dr Daman Dalaia of the Rotary Club of Amherst, District 7090.


by Rossi Birti

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Rossi Birt of the Rotary Club of Armenia International, District 4281.


by Dr Daman Dalaia

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by fiona desouza of the Rotary Club of Amherst, District 7090.

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