According to the World Bank, only 5.5 percent of eligible girls in Tanzania enroll in secondary school. Nianjema Secondary and High School is playing an important part in a future-facing Tanzania by promoting girl's education.
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.
Enjoy a Little Bit of Tanzania, Great Wine and Tapas!
Sunday, March 16th, 4-7 p.m. Evo Bistro, McLean, VA
Win a Dinner at the Inn of Little Washington, a Baseball signed by Jordan Zimmerman or a Fly Fishing Weekend through "A Little Bit of Tanzania" raffle in support of Nianjema Schools. Each raffle basket features an authentic "bit" of Tanzania ranging from beautiful soapstone bowls to clothing.
Join us for the raffle, good wine, tapas and socializing, Sunday, March 16th 4-7pm at Evo Bistro in McLean, VA, a bistro specializing in authentic tapas and wines from around the world. Buy event and raffle tickets online or make a donation to Nianjema's students by clicking here.
Raffle bidders do not have to be present to win.
Tickets also may be purchased at the event or in advance. For more information or to buy tickets off line contact Melissa Edmiston, event organizer.
Proceeds of "A Little Bit of Tanzania" will support the students and teachers of the Nianjema Schools through the Tanzania Education Fund of Northern Virginia.
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.