The students of the Father Liebermann primary school in the Mangola valley (Tanzania) began their classes after the completion of the construction work of that establishment, which Prodiel collaborated on, donating 8,500 euros. The investment was used to refurbish a former church, converting it into the school’s kitchen and dining room.
40 boys and girls, between the ages of five and seven years, are currently receiving classes at this school, which will increase its capacity each year, creating 7 levels (7 classrooms) for children up to the age of 14, thus reaching its maximum capacity of 280 students.
The Mangola Project was set up over 25 years ago, when the priests José Aguilar and Miguel Ángel Lozano arrived in the Mangola valley, located between N´gorongoro, Lake Eyasi and the Serengeti Plateau, with the idea of carrying out missionary and social work which would improve life in one of the regions most affected by poverty in Tanzania. The initiative focuses on improving the education and health of the inhabitants of this valley in the north of the country. The population of this area is composed of hunting and livestock-breeding tribes, as well as some onion farmers.
With regard to health care, the project currently has the Askofu Hando Hospital, awarded the Tanzanian national prize for the rural hospital that has most reduced infant mortality. Its health-care services include two operating rooms, a maternity ward, different vaccination programmes, HIV treatments and many others, which have contributed to increasing life expectancy, reducing mortality in the region to minimal levels.
Thanks to the drastic reduction in infant mortality, the number of school age children has multiplied in a short period of time. To attend to this educational need, twelve primary schools have been constructed, as well as assisting in the construction of three others, so now 95% of children of primary school age in the region are in fact attending school.