Africa's Children in Education

A “Really Special” School!

A “Really Special” School!

“We were fortunate enough to visit the school before Christmas – really special”

At any school, the final day of the school year is normally looked forward to with great excitement by all the pupils – and staff! Arise School is no exception. On Friday, 7th December, the last day of the 2018 Tanzanian school year, Arise also welcomed some visitors from the UK.

Two of the visitors, Matt and Grace, were already familiar faces to the children. Last year, they gave up their jobs in London to volunteer in East Africa for twelve months. Initially in Tanzania and staying in the local town of Moshi, they had already been to Arise on several occasions, including helping with the Kisimani Kids’ Club on a Saturday afternoon.

On this occasion, they were accompanied by Grace’s parents who had taken the opportunity to visit Grace and Matt during their time away. The photos we have just received from Grace’s parents capture so well the happiness and excitement of the children with their visitors on this last day of the school year. To use the words of Grace’s mother, they also capture what makes Arise School “really special”. We hope you enjoy them.