In late 2017, the Sisters of Mary accepted the invitation of the authorities in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to begin a new education programme in the country.
Poverty in Tanzania is severe and particularly impacts children, who suffer from chronic malnutrition which affects their physical and mental development. Some progress has been made in the country to reduce poverty but the high population growth rate and lack of access to education (particularly vocational) means that the number of poor is not declining.
In their work in the communities of the country, the Sisters of Mary are seeing terrible situations of poverty and deprivation amongst the youngest and most vulnerable. Without education, children, particularly girls, have little hope. Empowering these children to transform their lives through education remains an objective for the country and our charitable mission.
In 2019 we are delighted to support the opening of a new Sisters of Mary school for girls. Phase 1 of the school opens this month and welcomes 150 young girls. With the support of our donors we hope to support further development of the school next year with increased capacity for additional young girls in need of our care.
Artists representation of the completed building
Location: Dar Es Salaam
Capacity: 150 (Phase one)