The Bishop of Hereford Bluecoat School is partnered with Archbishop John Sepeku Secondary School in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
- We are working on a Humanities Project and will then be looking at other subjects as a focus for the future
- We also look forward to strengthening our Christian fellowship.
OUR PARTNER SCHOOL IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
Archbishop John Sepeku Secondary School is similar to ours, in that it is a Diocesan Church Secondary School. There are 160 pupils in the school, which is situated on the edge of Dar es Salaam.
Students travel to the school by minibus, and some walk - a few students can afford the luxury of a bicycle. School starts at 8am and students start out for school at 6 am - they finish at 3 pm. When they get home they help in the house by fetching water, feeding the animals and helping to prepare a meal. All children have to go to Primary Schools by law where they are taught in Kiswahili. Not all children attend Secondary school. Teaching in Secondary schools is in English, which is their second language.
Shem Barankena the Head teacher is at present involved in a project to raise funds to build dormitories for the students and so far the buildings have reached lintel height. Once they are built it will mean that a large proportion of the students will be able to stay at the school during the week.
The school now has 10 second hand computers which have been donated through the British Council. Bishops School has been able to donate a further ten computers which will be shipped out to Tanzania as soon as we have found a suitable way of getting them there.
All of us have been greatly affected by the most generous nature of the Tanzanian people and we are looking forward to strengthening our fellowship and sharing further with the staff and students of our partner school.
DO YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED?
If there are any staff, students or parents who would be interested in being involved in this very exciting partnership I would be very glad to hear from you. Contact me at email@example.com