According to the World Bank, only 5.5 percent of eligible girls in Tanzania enroll in secondary school. Nianjema Secondary and High School is playing an important part in a future-facing Tanzania by promoting girl's education.
Nianjema Scholarships Support 9 Orphans
Aid for Africa is sponsoring four girls for Form 1 this year: Joyce Joseph, Suzana Juma, Amina Mwajeki and Nasrat Mrisho.
Five girls from Bethsaida Secondary School have come to Nianjema to complete their Form 4 education: Prisca William, Evarista Nyoni, Maria Felix, Winfrida Mrema, and Mariana Ndunguru came to the school with great expectations and are sponsored by African Childrens Haven.
Things are really popping at Nianjema!
196 students are learning in the brand new primary and nursery schools under the direction of 10 Tanzanian teachers.
Nearby four new dormitories and an all-purpose building underwritten by USAID are completed.
Hola! Save the Date!
March 16, 2014, 4:00-7:00pm
Join TEF of Northern Virginia to celebrate Nianjema Schools with wine tasting and tapas at Evo Bistro in McLean. It will give us all a chance to raise funds as we raise awareness about the great work at Nianjema in Tanzania. Items from Tanzania will complement the taste of wine and tapas in an innovative raffle, to be offered online and at the event. Watch this space for the link to a webpage featuring super raffle items and ticket sales early in 2014. For more information, contact Melissa Edmiston, board member and coordinator.
Nianjema is in the TOP 6% in the country!
In February of 2013, The Guardian newspaper posted the results of the national secondary schools, listing Nianjema Form 4 students in the top 6% out of 747 schools. In biology we were in the top 3%; chemistry in the top 5%; and in physics in the top 2%.
Nianjema Adds Up to Success
Nianjema Secondary and High Schools has grown from 90 students in 2000 to more than 300 students and 16 teachers in 2013.
The secondary students—many of whom once had no opportunities beyond elementary school—are now on their way to university.
Nianjema dedicated a new high school complex in 2011 with six new classrooms, a larger library complex and a new science lab, complete with microscopes donated by St. Mark Catholic Church of Vienna,VA.