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Mukidoma - our partner school in Tanzania


Mukidoma - our partner school in Tanzania

Mukidoma - our partner school in Tanzania

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  • 3. Education is a privilege in Tanzania, students at Mukidoma are particularly lucky – it is a fee paying English Medium school, with excellent results. Students come from all over Tanzania.
  • 4. National Geographic – Map of Tanzania
  • 5. Dar es Salaam
  • 7. GEORGE ABBOT has link schools in Canada, China, France, India and Tanzania In Tanzania – •Average life expectancy is 51 •Infant mortality is more than 1 in 10 •Percentage underweight for age 5 is 22% •Percentage undernourished in population is 35%
  • 8. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN ACROSS THE ROAD FROM MUKIDOMA. Arusha is a busy city, but Usa River is a quiet rural community Most people speak their tribal language and Swahili. Lessons in state schools are in Swahili. Those lucky enough to have more educational opportunities speak English in addition to Swahili and their tribal languages.
  • 9. The area is popular with tourists as it is near Kilimanjaro and several wildlife parks, however many in the local community struggle to survive, Mukidoma students are very fortunate and have high expectations
  • 10. Dr Masanja and Dorcas Masanja (headteacher at Mukidoma) do what they can in the local community and some disadvantaged children are educated alongside fee-paying students who will compete for the few university places in Tanzania. Mukidoma has achieved some of the best results in the country on several occasions.
  • 11. Teaching methods are traditional, subjects include: Economics, Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Kiswahili, History, Geography and English Language.
  • 12. Classes seen here are Business Studies (book-keeping) and A level Chemistry (properties of the periodic table)
  • 13. Mukidoma is a caring community with high moral and academic standards. Staff teach classes of around forty students, they work hard to deliver a varied curriculum, though facilities are far more limited than schools in the UK.
  • 14. There are very few places available at universities in Tanzania, so students face much competition and must work extremely hard.
  • 15. These students found a quiet corner of the lab to catch up on some studies.
  • 16. Mr Moloney and Miss Hamer visited the school in 2009. was invited to speak at school assembly. Presents were given as a token of friendship between the two schools. A book of photographs and some footballs and netballs. Students also spoke at this special assembly….
  • 17. Students wasted no time in making use of the footballs. Football is very popular in Tanzania and many of the students follow British clubs!
  • 18. Students board at Mukidoma, the girls showed us their dormitory. They have to do their own washing at the weekend (see photo!)
  • 19. Mr Moloney and Miss Hamer taught an art/creativity lesson with a group of students in the library. The lesson involved discussion and a quiz.
  • 20. There was some excellent team work and exchange of ideas, followed by some discussion about what the Mukidoma students would like George Abbot students to learn about Tanzania.
  • 21. The students were very keen to find out about George Abbot, and many asked for their names and addresses to be passed to George Abbot students so that they could exchange letters and emails.
  • 22. Mukidoma has another very special role…it provides protection and education to Albino children who are often in great danger in Tanzania. Albino students work alongside other students and strong friendships provide support.
  • 23. You can find out more about Mukdioma’s efforts to change attitudes in some of the poorer parts of Tanzania by looking at their film on YOUTUBE search for MUKIDOMA ‘THE VOICE’ (the film is in three parts)
  • 24. Staff visited in April 2010