Songwa Estate school building complete

Mahlkönig, Probat and La Marzocco’s Songwa Estate project is making an impact in Tanzania with the completion of a new s undefined

chool building announced last week.

Volunteer intern Pa Valverde Molina from Barcelona worked with the local community to demolish the old school building and reconstruct the new space.

Molina has spent the last three months in the heart of Tanzania, to ensure Muvwa Primary School is ready for its 327 pupils.

The school rebuild is part of a bigger project from the German grinder and roaster manufacturers and Italian espresso machine producer.

The trio lease 59 hectares of farmland about 900-kms from the capital, Dar es Salaam, with the mission of providing members of the industry the chance to experience growing, processing and marketing green coffee.

Agronomist Thomas Plattner manages an educational program for locals and international stakeholders on the farms 25 hectares dedicated to coffee cultivations.

For almost a decade, La Marzocco has been sending groups to Songwa for weeklong immersions to learn about coffee production with Plattner.

Mahlkönig said that despite some initial trouble sourcing the correct materials, Molina and the locals did an incredible job constructing the new school building.

Images: credit goes to Songwa Estate 

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