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Mungere School is the first high school available to kids in the rural community of Mungere, Tanzania. Every year more than 200 families apply for one of the 30-40 available spots in the incoming class. When completed, Mungere School will serve over 300 students each year.
In Tanzania, secondary schools have incredibly high student-to-teacher ratios, teachers must utilize outdated books and learning materials, and facilities are limited. While all formal exams in Tanzania are given in English, many private secondary schools still teach in Swahili due to teacher shortages and lack of proficiency.
While elementary school in Tanzania is free, high school costs about USD $500 per year—making it highly cost prohibitive when the average family income is roughly USD $530 per year. Even when families make great sacrifices to send a child to school, there is no guarantee of the quality of education. For students living in rural areas, attending high school usually means traveling great distances daily, which can be both dangerous and exhausting.
At Mungere, families invest only USD $15 per year total to cover their child's entire education. While their financial contribution doesn't cover all expenses, it pays for operating costs at the school, solidifying each family's commitment. The school is centrally located within the village, protecting students from the vulnerability of travel and giving them much-needed time to study.
The Parent Action Committee as well as the local tribal government are actively involved with the school. Community meetings are held regularly to share ideas and solve problems in a cohesive partnership.
Preparation is the key to success. At Mungere, our students receive:
In addition to their studies in the classroom, students at the Mungere School have the opportunity to participate in our hands-on programs.
The School Store
The Mungere School Garden:
The Mungere Athletics Program
Tanzania is an East African country known for its beautiful wilderness areas. They include the Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the lush tropical islands of Zanzibar and Mafia Marine Park.
Mungere School is located 3 hours from Kilimanjaro airport, next to the great rift wall. Swahili is the national language of Tanzania, but by the time students graduate from Mungere, they are trilingual, speaking English, Swahili and their native tribal tongue such as Kimasai, Kirangi or Kichagga.
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