People in rural villages throughout Tanzania survive by subsistence farming—they try to grow enough food to feed their families and, if they’re lucky, sell surplus at regional markets to pay for other essential items. There’s not a lot of opportunity beyond that, and persistent drought makes even the simple task of procuring food almost impossible. Education changes things. Children who complete Form Four find jobs in nearby towns and cities and use their skills to support themselves. Children who make it through secondary school also have the opportunity to attend university—after that, their options multiply exponentially.

A local school is a point of pride; it strengthens the ties that bind communities and societies together and promotes tolerance and trust.

Children in Tanzania have a fierce desire to go to school - they’ll walk in bare feet for over two hours to get to a classroom, and repeatedly patch up old uniforms to be able to get through the door (uniforms are a requirement for education in Tanzania). They’re willing to take the first step and we can help them make it the rest of the way.

Our newest project is an all-girls boarding school—the first in Misungwi district.  Milembe Girls School (MAKE BUTTON/LINK TO EDUCATION FOR GIRLS PAGE)

We have built and/or renovated the following schools:

Our pilot project was conceived based on the traditional design of a Sukuma village.

  • 630 student capacity
  • 20-acre landscaped campus
  • 14 classrooms
  • 10 teacher houses
  • 75-meter deep well
  • Composting latrines
  • Soccer field and net-ball courts

Our first renovation project transformed a dilapidated secondary school into a modern, thriving academic institution.

  • 450 student capacity
  • 5 classrooms
  • Communal teacher houses
  • Administration Building
  • Bio-chemistry lab
  • Solar powered computer lab with satellite modem
  • Deep well

Africa Schoolhouse identified dire need at Shilanona Primary School, near the Ntulya School. We rebuilt and strengthened the existing facilities to maximize its potential.

  • 500 student capacity
  • 8 classrooms
  • 2 teacher houses
  • Composting latrines
  • Deep well
  • Rainwater catchment system

Supporting students requires more than just classrooms, click here to learn more about our Ntulya Health Post project. (MAKE LINK TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE)