Why We Are Unique
Nianjema’s vision is to provide an educational experience grounded in Tanzanian culture and tradition that will graduate individuals ready to fully participate in the continued development of their country.
Equal Education for Girls
The Nianjema Schools are dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities for both genders in a region where education for girls is given low priority. In entering classes, all students are equally enrolled. The school administrators and teachers work to create a productive climate for girls to succeed. Tanzania Education Fund, Aid for Africa and African Children’s Haven offer scholarships to encourage girls to begin and complete their studies.
Expanded Educational Opportunities
Nianjema provides after school programs and athletics that enrich students’ education and provide a productive, safe place to be outside of school hours.
Nianjema also boasts a computer laboratory, a large library with areas to read and study and is in the process of developing a first class science laboratory.
Participation in the Local Economic Life
Nianjema is committed to building a sustainable Tanzanian – run institution. All planning, building and purchasing are done within the context of the community using local labor, and in a way that is harmonious and beneficial for the local community.
For example, the first seven buildings were made by hand using local materials. The school furniture is handmade by local artisans.
As Nianjema grows, it does so in a way that creates a total community.
When teachers, delighted with the quality of their housing, began to bring their families to campus, Nianjema created a self – sustaining nursery for their children. Local children also benefit from the nursery school.
Another example is the plan to build a full – service clinic, which will serve students, staff and the surrounding area.