We fund and support Mvumi Secondary School in central Tanzania
COVID19 school closure
15 May 2020
On March 18th the Tanzanian Government closed all primary and secondary schools in Tanzania, as its first step in fighting the Covid19 virus. The following day the Government closed Tertiary institutions also. The initial closure was for one month, the closure has now been extended until further notice.
The picture shows the hand-washing set up before the closure. The soap solution is in the bottle, and a hole has been added to the lid to enabe the soap to come out. All taps around the school had soap stations added to them.
Information Centre in the Library
3 March 2020
Help from a number of organisations has allowed the school to make a start at establishing an information centre in the library. This will include a network of laptops. The network’s purpose is to let students access teachers’ subject notes and other material through an elearning environment. Thanks to Francis Holland School in London, St Peter’s School in Cambridge New Zealand, and the Trust who are all generously supporting this initiative.
Form 4 National Exam Results 2019
26 January 2020
In the National Exams Mvumi Secondary School eleven students gained Division I grades of which five were sponsored students.
Congratulations go to Alpha, Adam, David, Fanuel, and Michael.
Form 2 National Exam 2019
14 January 2020
Eighteen Form 2 sponsored students attained a Division I pass in their National Examinations at the end of 2019. This included two out of the four Visually Impaired students. Congratulations to Angel, Mahewa, Mariam, Adonia, Amani, Caizer, Cosmas, Edwin, Emmanual, Isack , Jackson, John, Joshua, Kelvin, Lazaro, Majuto, Omega, and Sehewa
Success after leaving school
1 November 2019
After Godfrey graduated from Form 6 he spent some months with the Territorial Forces. Here he proudly holds his certificate of service. He proved to be a very good recruit and the Armed Forces have asked him to join permanently, which he has been delighted to do. He went down to Dar es Salaam in November for further training.
Form 4 Graduation 2019
20 October 2019
The Trust sponsored 19 students in Form 4 this year. It is good to see them performing well and being at the top of their subject classes. Congratulations to Alpha, Michael, Adam, Joseph, Ekilia, Mathayo, Nicolaus, and Fanuel who received prizes at graduation.
Four visually impaired students complete Form 4 this year. Ekilia and Nicholas are in the photos at the far right as they approach the podium to receive their certificates.
Volunteer form New Zealand
12 September 2019
Francis Holland School for Girls in London has kindly donated a number of laptops for students at Mvumi Secondary School to use. Francis Holland has been steadily sending the laptops to the Trust so that they can be set up. Here Rachel is installing the linux operating system and libre-office software. She also connected them to the wifi network and tested their access to the school’s e-learning system. The laptops will be used in the library. Rachel is a voluneer from New Zealand who came to help the school for four weeks.
New Form 5 Students 2019
12 July 2019
July is the A-Level students’ first term. New Form 5 students enter the school to commence their A-Level studies. Here are the new Form 5 sponsored students. This year we have two Visually Impaired students who gained entry to F5. All these students got good grades in their O-Levels. We welcome Emmanuel, Frank, Grace, Meshack and Noel.
Form 6 National Results
20 June 2019
National Final Examinations are held in May each year. Results are published in late June or early July. Following similar patterns to previous years sponsored students have done well. Of the nine sponsored students four gained top rated Division I, three gained Division II, and two gained Division III. There were no Division IV, nor any zeroes (fails). One of the Division I’s was gained by a student from the Visual Impairment unit. This means that all Form 6 sponsored students are eligible to enter University at the start of the Tertiary academic year. Those students with top grades are likely to be accepted into their first choice of university. Congratulations go to the Division I students, Kelvin, Elizabeth, Salma, and Andrew.
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.