OUR PILOT PROJECT WAS CONCEIVED BASED ON THE TRADITIONAL DESIGN OF A SUKUMA VILLAGE.

We broke ground on the Ntulya Primary School and campus in July 2008 and completed construction in 2010. It remains the only accessible school for local children. Architect Leslie Jill Hanson modeled the innovative design on the traditional Sukuma village layout of clustered homes. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, then-President of the United Republic of Tanzania, visited and inaugurated the new school, declaring it a model for all rural schools in the country.

  • 630 student capacity
  • 20-acre landscaped campus
  • 14 classrooms
  • 10 teacher houses
  • 75-meter deep well
  • composting latrines
  • soccer field and net-ball courts
 Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of Tanzania, inaugurating Ntulya Primary School with ASH founder, Dr. Aimee Bessire.

Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of Tanzania, inaugurating Ntulya Primary School with ASH founder, Dr. Aimee Bessire.

 Ntulya Primary School under construction in 2008.

Ntulya Primary School under construction in 2008.

 The campus plan follows the layout of a traditional Sukuma village.

The campus plan follows the layout of a traditional Sukuma village.