In 2006, the elders of Ntulya, a rural village northern Tanzania, shared with Dr. Aimee Bessire that their children had no access to education. They made a heartfelt plea for assistance in building a school for the local six-village area. When she returned home, Dr. Bessire shared their story with a group of her old friends. They soon formed the non-profit Africa Schoolhouse with the mission to help children in remote parts of Africa gain access to life-changing education. The Ntulya Primary School is their pilot project.
The 20-acre campus includes the first accessible primary school for the local children. The innovative design, by architect Leslie Jill Hanson, is based on the traditional Sukuma village layout of clustered homes. A proud community workforce has assembled to create the school. » READ MORE