We fund and support Mvumi Secondary School in central Tanzania
25th Anniversary Celebrations Part 1
25 May 2019
The 25th celebrations started with a Thanksgiving Service, in the school dining hall, led by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Dickson Chilongani, with songs from the Visually Impaired Choir and the School Church Choir.
Next there were a variety of speeches from the past Headmasters (Mr Lubeleje, Mr Morris and Mr Clark), the present Bishop (Rt. Rev Dr. Chilongani), a representative from the past students (Kelvin Mwita), the Guest of Honor - The Speaker of the House (Job Ngui), a member of the School Board (L-Can. Mrs. Evelina Mnyangulu), two Form VI students representing the Graduates (Deborah Lukonge and xxx), and a Student Representative speech (Saul Paul). The local Gogo tribe choir provided entertainment at various times.
The Form VI students were presented with their certificates, as well as certificates for best in each subject grouping. A prize was awared to the Best Student (from the past and present students) and this went to Erick Maximillian (a former blind sponsored student, currently studying Law in Dar es Salaam).
25th Anniversary Celebrations Part 2
25 May 2019
The school celebrated its Silver Anniversary (25 years) on May 25. Part of these celebrations were exhibitions put on by the students. Students explained to visitors what their exhibitions were about - in English for people from the UK, and in Swahili for people from Tanzania.
The staff and students did a wonderful job - with exhibitions in threee classrooms representing the Social Sciences focusing on conservation, Commerce focussing on e-commerce, and Visually Impaired Unit showing resources for assisting the visually impaired students. The Science department had its exhibitions in a science lab, (that had been opened by Lord Rose in 2006) showcasing a variety of topics that the students had been learning about this year.
27 April 2019
Each term the students and teachers meet for a School Baraza. This is a whole school meeting where staff and students communicate important issues to each other. This year the emphasis was on improving academic performance.
The Senior Management explained the strategies that are being implemented to improve academic performance. The students are then given an opportunity to ask a question regarding any topic that is of concern to them.
Form 4 National Exam Results 2018
29 March 2019
The Form IV National exam results were released earlier in 2019. The school got a total of 8 Division 1 students, three of these students were sponsored. (Two male Visually Impaired students,and one female student).
37 students at the school got Division 2, of which 9 students were sponsored.
Congratulations to Emmanuel, Maria, and Meshack who were our top 3 students, getting Division 1.
Optical Fibre Internet
23 February 2019
Towards the end of 2018 it was evident that the satellite internet feed that the school had used for a number of years was no longer meeting the school’s needs. Trust Representative David, an electrical engineer, was asked to research alternative internet provision. He recommended to the headmaster that the school should to use optical fibre internet as supplied by Halotel. Two very generous donations from individuals in Europe enabled the Trust to pay for the roll out of the fibre into the school grounds.
Form 2 National Exam 2018
17 January 2019
This year sixteen of our nineteen Form 2 sponsored students gained a Division I; and one of the remaining three gained a Division II. These are outstanding grades, and highlight the positive work that the Trust does in giving financially disadvantaged students and opportunity to gain a good secondary education.
18 September 2018
Emmanuel (on the left) was the top of Form 1 at the end of Term 1. He comes from Mvumi Makulu and was recommended for sponsorship by his primary school. Since January he has done consistently well. Mvumi Makulu is too far away for him to be a day student so he is Alpha boarding House. He is the class monitor.
Mariam was fourth in Form 1 at the end of Term 1 and is the top ranking girl. She too comes from Mvumi Makulu and was recommended for sponsorship by her primary school. She is boarding in Sanctuary House.
New Form Five
1 August 2018
Fifteen Form 5 students started their A–Level studies as Trust sponsored students in Term 2, July 2018. All of them were sponsored through their O-Level studies, and gained good passes in their Form 4 National final examinations. We congratulate them on their success and welcome (in alphabetical order) Ayoub, Baraka, Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Erick, Evelina, Gladice, Jemima, Jesca, John, Joyce, Julius, Moti, Oscar, Saul, and Witness.
16 July 2018
The Form 6 National Exam results are out. Congratulations to Erick for being ranked third in Tanzania for students taking language and humanities subjects.
He achieved a Div I pass with 5 points (the fewer points the better). He is a blind student, who has been a member of the visual impairment unit for the past 6 years. He achieved an A in History and a B in Geography and English. An A grade is between 80 and 100, and a B grade is between 70 and 79.
He is now applying to university to study Law. As he waits for University to start in October he is voluneering with the Visual Impairment Unit.
We wish Erick well in his future career, and look forward to following his progress through University and beyond.
16 June 2018
Tom Loup volunteered at Mvumi Secondary School during the latter half of Term 1 this year He was a gap student from Eton. To raise money for the Trust he did a sponsored climb up Mt Kilamanjaro. He went with one other person and 2 guides.
He integrated extremely well with the staff. He spent time with the school chaplain in religious education lessons, proofread documents in the Visual Impairment Unit before braille embossing, helped with small group English classes, converted teacher resource files to pdfs and added them to the e-learning system, assisted in the finance department, and other small jobs to help staff.
Form 6 graduation 2018
21 April 2018
This year twenty students who have been sponsored through their secondary schooling by the Mvumi School Trust graduated from Form 6. Graduation is a joyous occasion, a celebration of 6 years of study. The hall is full of parents, students, teachers and well wishers. The school students provide entertainment for the graduating classes including singing and dancing. A number of students received academic prizes for being top in one or more of their subjects, including:
Geography and Biology
Chemistry and Advanced Mathematics, and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subject combination
History, Geography, Language subject combination
Physics, Chemistry, Biology subject combination
Form IV National Exam Results 2017
7 March 2018
Form IV National results for sponsored students were pleasing. The top 2 students were sponsored students.Six students at the school got Div I, 4 of these were sponsored students. Twenty three students at the school got Div II, 10 of these were sponsored students.
Congratulations to Oscar, Ayoubu, Emmanual and John who were our top 4 students.