The finishing touches are taking place on this teacher’s house at Matete Primary School.
This will be the third teacher’s house for the school and it is a really important facility as it will help attract and retain new teachers.
Teachers don’t earn huge salaries so will often leave schools and go where there is accommodation provided to save on transport and rental costs. Many teachers also want to live in towns so a rural school offering a house would make it more attractable than one that isn’t.
Matete Primary School is the most remote school we support so the added benefit of having teachers living on-site is the free security they provide.