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This June as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Uranium One (U1), Rosatom’s international mining division and Mantra Tanzania in partnership with READ International, transformed unused rooms in Namtumbo district Korido Secondary School into well-stocked libraries.

The libraries were provided with all the essentials: shelves, tables, seats and books. The library refurbishing initiative was started by READ International and aims to address the distinct lack of access to educational resources in Tanzanian secondary schools.

The renovated schools were inaugurated in presence of Namtumbo District Commissioner, Luckiness Amlima, Deputy Namtumbo District Education Officer Mr. Raphael Komba, and other officials as well as students and teachers. 

“U1 has used thousands of US dollars to refurbish the library. It is important to use the library very well as an investment in your education to reach your objectives in life”, said Namtumbo District Commissioner  Luckiness Amlima.

In order to create a functional and inspirational learning environment schools are provided with the appropriate tools for effective learning and promoting a culture of reading. In gaining access to a library students read more, learn more and get further in their studies. The initiative has paved the way for students and teachers to have access to educational resources necessary for the development of a reading culture.