MWK students received their own textbooks for the first time through a grant from St. Mark Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia. Before that, their experience was that of other Tanzanian students—sharing well-used textbooks or, in some cases, the teacher’s copy. Today, MWK students have their own books, to take home and keep.
St Mark has been a stalwart supporter of MWK schools and its students for 22 years, providing strategic support that allowed us to grow. When the need for scholarships to encourage more girls to enter and stay in school, when the teachers needed better science equipment, and when the library needed a way to ship books to Tanzania, St Mark was there.
During that time, the school has grown from 90 students to today’s more than 500 with 32 buildings on two campuses.