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On November 29, 2010, the community of Luhwindja and the Banro Foundation celebrated the opening of the new Chirburhi Primary School. With 12 classrooms serving almost 600 students, a conference room and library, the Chiburhi primary school is the largest of the three schools built to date by the Banro Foundation.

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Aerial view of the Chiburhi primary school (blue roof) and the Naluhwindja high school, also built by the Banro Foundation
Crowds gather for the opening -- the Naluhwindja high school is in the background
The Chef de Poste addresses the gathering
Children enjoy a day off school
Pupils of the Chiburhi school
Members of a local church choir, which entertained the guests

Peter Matabishi, the local contractor for the school, speaks to the guests

The Mwamikazi, or area chief, holding the keys to the new school

A gift of blankets and mattresses is made to the residents of the new community of Cinjira

Victor Basira, the Banro Foundation administrator who oversaw the project, opens the ceremonial champagne

The provincial Minister of Education cuts the ribbon with help from Martin Jones, head of the Banro Foundation

The Mwamikazi at the teacher's desk

Distinguished guests and Banro Foundation representatives pose for a photo

Chiburhi school courtyard

The principal of the school thanks the community leaders and the Banro Foundation for the school

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