Empowering students of Tanzania
to learn, lead and thrive

Tanzania Education Fund Supporters provide the foundation for
Nianjema Secondary and High School and the success of its students

The School

Nianjema - Empowering Students of Tanzania to Learn, Lead and Thrive


Nianjema Scholarships Support 9 Orphans

Aid for Africa is sponsoring four girls for Form 1 this year: Joyce Joseph, Suzana Juma, Amina Mwajeki and Nasrat Mrisho.

Five girls from Bethsaida Secondary School have come to Nianjema to complete their Form 4 education: Prisca William, Evarista Nyoni, Maria Felix, Winfrida Mrema, and Mariana Ndunguru came to the school with great expectations and are sponsored by African Childrens Haven.

Things are really popping at Nianjema!

196 students are learning in the brand new primary and nursery schools under the direction of 10 Tanzanian teachers.

Nearby four new dormitories and an all-purpose building underwritten by USAID are completed.

What's New

Join us June 25th for Good News, Good Eats, and Good Networking

Join friends and other supporters of Nianjema Schools at TEF's 14th annual reception, hear first hand about students' progress from Charlie Sloan, the school's manager, and hear from Nicole Brown, a recent volunteer, about her time at Nianjema.

Thank you from TEFYou can also hear news about the 2015 Safari to Tanzania and Nianjema Schools, slated for February 6-18, 2015, and check out rag dolls made by Vienna artist Maureen Kammerer. The dolls will be for sale to benefit Nianjema's nursery school.

The reception is Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Avenue, East, Vienna, VA 22180.

100% of all donations go directly to Nianjema Schools.

Nianjema is in the TOP 6% in the country!

In February of 2013, The Guardian newspaper posted the results of the national secondary schools, listing Nianjema Form 4 students in the top 6% out of 747 schools. In biology we were in the top 3%; chemistry in the top 5%; and in physics in the top 2%.

Nianjema Adds Up to Success

Nianjema Secondary and High Schools has grown from 90 students in 2000 to more than 300 students and 16 teachers in 2013.

The secondary students—many of whom once had no opportunities beyond elementary school—are now on their way to university.

Nianjema dedicated a new high school complex in 2011 with six new classrooms, a larger library complex and a new science lab, complete with microscopes donated by St. Mark Catholic Church of Vienna,VA.