Hope for Tanzania

Short Report on Tuishime School after Visit 2016

Published 13 December 2016

* I was very impressed with the teachers from Senior Volunteer Network (SVN) and feel they had a good impact on the school. I was personally delighted to be with them and enjoyed the two weeks during which we enjoyed the surroundings and had good times of sharing and prayer.
* The teachers are generally doing well although a number of them have very difficult family situations. There is a positive mood at the school although the underlying issue of low salaries remain.
* The school performance in the 2016 Standard VII exams was a significant improvement over previous years due to good teaching and a reduction in cheating around the exam period.
* The outdoor play equipment is used, greatly appreciated and is being looked after. Renovation of classrooms is slowly progressing with the external walls having been painted and illustrated with educational items.
* HFT have agreed to fund the toilets (£5565).
* Naomi wants to maintain a strong relationship with HFT which desire arises from the needy financial situation on funding capital items and the importance of having friendship with us. It struck me how important it is to maintain a long term partnership with them particularly in the future when Naomi and Felix will be too old to play an active role in the school.
* The SVN visit illustrates the real need for UK trained teachers to serve long term in the school in order to produce lasting change particularly in the educational areas where the school have blind spots.
* Improving resources in the school over the next few years is very important and HFT should allocate a fund for this. Some of the computers are not working and require replacement.

More News

Mwandalya Church Part 2  29 MAY 2018

Hope for Tanzania has funded the second and final phase of the building of the new church at Mwandalya. This will be sufficient for the walls and roof to be completed and for all windows, plastering...... [read more]

Visit 2018  06 MAY 2018

It barely seems a year since we were planning for last year's visit. This year we will be making a further visit and focusing on mission in Singida. Details are a little sketchy but we will be using...... [read more]

Mwandalya Church  06 MAY 2018

The building work is progressing well. The foundations are in place and walls have started to be built. The heavy rains swept some of the bricks away so further ones have to be made. Pastor Deo has...... [read more]

Funding of Church Building  12 MAR 2018

We are delighted that at the end of February we part funded a new church building at Mwandalya. Completion of the build will be funded once we have received reports that the building work is well...... [read more]

Appeal for Donations for Bibles   26 JAN 2018

During our visit to Tanzania in 2017 we donated over a hundred Swahili Bibles to churches in Singida and Dar. The money to buy them in Tanzania had been largely raised by Christians in Duffield...... [read more]