We fund and support Mvumi Secondary School in central Tanzania
Form IV National Exam Results
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.
21 February 2018
It was great to have a number of visitors during the first half of term 1. Four of them had a small group of Form 1 sponsored students that they took for Extra English lessons for about 30 minutes, three times a week. The lessons were based around what the students were learning in class. This gave the students an opportunity to read, listen and talk in English. The students really enjoyed the small groups they were in. The tutors pictured here reported that all the students' English has improved over the time that they were at Mvumi Secondary School.
Form II National Exams
28 January 2018
The results from the Form II National exams held November 2017 were released in January. Twelve of our Rose and Bursary students gained a Division I, which is the highest divsion that students can get. The remaining two students gained a Division II.
Three of the six equally-top achievers at Mvumi Secondary School were sponsored students, congratulations to Adamu, Alpha and Fanuel. All the students are to be congratulated on their hard work.
15 January 2018
In January there were 7 visitors from Britain and New Zealand staying in the Trust Guest House. Here they are visiting San Siro, the lodging house for up to 40 sponsored male students. The boys enjoying taking them on a tour of the lodging house. The picture is taken in the outside courtyard, and you can see some of the washing on the line behind the group.
Form IV graduation 2017
20 November 2017
A very successful Form IV graduation was held in October 2017. Each graduate received a certificate indicating the completion of their four years of secondary education, and then there were subject prizes for the top students. Of this graduating cohort the Trust sponsored 9 Rose Scholars, 15 Bursary students, and 5 Visually Impaired students. There was a prize for 1st and 2nd place in each subject, making a total of 22 awards. Of those 22 prizes 11 were awarded to Trust students.
12 November 2017
Supporters of the Trust may know Shedrack from the Trust's video. Having lost contact with his parents, he worked as a goat herder, and depended upon his primary school headmaster for accommodation. He was awarded sponsorship to attend Mvumi Secondary School. He enjoyed success at the school, being elected Head Boy and earning a top grade in his final Form 6 examinations.
He was awarded a place at Mzumbe University, Morogoro, to study Accounting, and successfully graduated this year.
Shedrack is only one of many sponsored students who have enjoyed success after leaving Mvumi.
Diocesan 90th Celebration
5 November 2017
On November 5th 2017, the Diocese of Central Tanganyika celebrated its 90th anniversary. The event was held in Dodoma's football stadium and involved several thousand participants. The event was attended by Richard Morris, (Headmaster 1996 - 2006); Roderick Watson and John Clark (representing the Trust); David and Jane Whyte (the current Trust Representatives) and Brian and Aleen Medcalf (Trust Representatives 2014 - 2015). It was a joyous and lengthy celebration lasting 6 hours!
20 October 2017
At the end of February 2017, Joram Kulwa, deputy head, and Ernest Mbilu, head of the Visually Impaired Unit, visited the UK. The trip was a privately arranged one, designed to keep up interest and build awareness of DCT Mvumi School, and the special unit within it, whilst the two schools worked to fulfil the new British Council regulations. They visited Shrewsbury School, New College Worcester, The Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford, Eton College, Westminster School, and Christ Church University Canterbury and spent a week at Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough. The Trust were very grateful to Brian and Aleen Medcalf who organised the visit and provided most of the transportation.
In October, Pete Russell, the Deputy Principal of Queen Elizabeth's High School visited Mvumi with Cate Medcalf, Head of Science Faculty/Head of Biology, and two students (Matthew and Cerys). They stayed in the Trust guest house. They visited classrooms, watched debates, and created resources for the Visually Impaired unit. The Connecting Classrooms Tanzanian counterparts organised a very successful training day at Mvumi Secondary School involving over 100 participants from schools in the region. A programme of the event was broadcast on Tanzanian television.