Nganzo is a small rural village in the north of Rwanda, in the volcano area of the Rwankuba district, one of the poorest in the country. The area is often isolated due to the heavy rains that block the only access route.
In the village there are two state schools, a kindergarten and a primary school, attended by 744 children. Unfortunately, attendance is not always regular due to malaria, intestinal infections and is limited in the rainy season as the structure cannot be reached on foot. In recent years, the buildings, which were in a dilapidated condition and without suitable equipment, have been renovated: in particular, the roofs and floors have been rebuilt, the windows have been enlarged to let in more light, the toilets have been reconstructed and new benches for the 12 classrooms and kits have been provided for the young students.
In 2019, Specchio dei tempi intervened to make the large surrounding courtyard accessible and to create a sports area for volleyball and basketball. Presently the project is under construction, in accord with the District and the Director of the school. The land has been cleared and levelled, it will then be covered with cement, the sports courts and fields will be set up and playing facilities and equipment will be installed. The young pupils will then be able to have a safe space suitable for play and socializing.
Specchio dei tempi is also evaluating new works to improve school health supplies, which are still very precarious today.