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ACE Newsletter and Christmas Appeal: November 2020

24th November 2020


Dear Supporter(s), We very much hope that you and your family have been staying safe in these difficult and unprecedented times as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst only too aware of the impacts of Coronavirus for so many, we hope you will respond to help Arise School overcome the effects of the pandemic […]

Arise School Celebrates Its First Grade 7 Graduation!

12th November 2020


At the start of the Tanzanian school year in January this year, Arise became a full school with 400 pupils.  For the first time, the eldest group of children, some of whom have been at the school since the first classroom opened in January 2013, went into Grade 7, their final year in primary school. […]

The Latest Challenge at Arise School: A New Home for a Sponsored Family

28th October 2020


It was only a couple of months ago that we received a message from Frank, the Arise School Manager, informing us of a devastating change in circumstance of two of the children sponsored through the ACE Sponsorship Scheme, a brother and sister, aged 9 and 6 years, their single parent mother and younger sister.  On […]

Arise Pupils Help St. Helens Children Celebrate European Day of Languages

25th October 2020


Over the years, pupils and staff at Queen’s Park CE/URC School in St. Helens, Merseyside, have raised money and supported Arise in many ways.  This year, in planning their event to celebrate European Day of Languages, Year 2 reached out to their fellow pupils at Arise to enrich their learning beyond Europe. European Day of […]

Three Hundred Laps in Aid of ACE!

25th October 2020


Over the years, out of the blue, we have been contacted by people who have read about Arise School on our ACE website, acecharity.uk and want to do something to help make a difference at the school. Just a couple of weeks ago, we received an email from Chelsea’s Dad.  They had been looking together […]

A New Look for the ACE Website!

8th October 2020


Welcome to the first blog on our new look website! In December 2014, shortly after ACE was registered with the Charity Commission, we launched our ACE website.  With a few tweaks over the years, it has served us well.  We  have posted over 200 blogs, all with photos, in order to publicise the work of […]

Return to School at Arise

2nd July 2020


Schools across Tanzania reopened their doors on 29th. June following their closure since mid March as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. In line with guidelines issued by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education, Arise staff had been busy preparing to receive the children. This included three teachers attending a two day training workshop on keeping […]

Connected through “Connecting Classrooms”: Arise and Cronton CE Primary Schools “Living as One”

10th June 2020


“Connecting Classrooms” is an international programme that promotes teaching and learning about global issues. It enables pupils to learn and work together on the big issues that face the world today. Under the heading “Living as One”, students at both Arise and Cronton Schools worked on their chosen global themes of Zero Hunger and Gender […]

Rising to the Challenge of Coronavirus at Arise School

22nd April 2020


As part of the global pandemic that is now having such devastating consequences in so many countries across the world, the first confirmed case of Covid 19 in Tanzania was announced in mid March. Today, 22nd. April, this number has risen to 254 with 10 deaths. Tanzania is a large country and the vast majority […]

Newsletter: March 2020

30th March 2020


Dear Supporter(s), It was on one of our trips to Tanzania in February 2012 that Frank, now Arise School Manager, took us to meet his parents at their family home in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. They showed us round their land and told us of their vision – a school for the poorest children […]