We fund and support Mvumi Secondary School in central Tanzania
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
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:
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.