1. Agro Portal

The project will develop a platform whereby experts and rural community will exchange relevant information regarding post-harvest handling and marketing.

2. Nambala Water Recycling Project

The main idea of this project is to ensure efficient use of water at Nambala area in Tengeru, Arusha. The implementation of the water recycling project will involve waste water treatment, waste water recycling and water re-use. The project targets for the Nambala community is three fold: health protection, environmental protection and efficient water use.

3. ICT Education for Primary Schools

This project aims to reach out the primary schools in Tengeru-Arusha and provide them with basic knowledge on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

4. VUMATE – Rain water harvesting in Tengeru

5. SIMSIM Processing plant

6. Bio-mass/ energy for community use

7. Collaborative Emergency Response System



Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) provide significant opportunity for improving the delivery of education, health care services, government public services and business development. The major education sector policies in Tanzania recognize the importance of ICT for development in education.

The Arusha EcoLabs of NM-AIST is committed to collaborate in responding to the following key questions:

How can we make learning for Science, Maths, and Literature more interesting and experiential to kids?
Can ICT provide the innovative platform for learning in primary schools?

Arusha EcoLabs in this endeavor has initially converged on Nganana Primary School located in Meru district of Arusha Region in Tanzania. It has between 400 students and 13 teachers. The school is located at 200m from Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) campus.

The major challenges of this rural school include limited access to reading materials for teachers and students. Teachers do not have access to text books for teaching preparations. The work environment is not conducive for teaching staff. In wet season the classes become very dark as there is no electricity at the school. The floor in classes becomes heavily soiled.

The Arusha EcoLabs of NM-AIST is committed to address the challenges by creating an enabling environment to support ICT for education. The ICT enabled environment will empower Nganana Primary School teachers and students to use ICT in content development, the teaching and learning process.

We welcome thought provoking contributions, ideas and comments towards this project that clearly presents the scientific and technological response to local needs.


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