Africa's Children in Education


Connecting Classrooms from Widnes to Wiri!

10th October 2022

Pupils at Cronton CE School, Widnes, have been supporters great of ACE since the charity’s very early days raising hundreds of pounds for Arise School. In 2017, the Headteacher visited Arise, followed in early 2020 by two members of staff who spent time at the school as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme. […]

Arise Makes Quality Time For Parents and Students

3rd October 2022

In early September, Grade 7 students at Arise came together with their parents and the whole Arise team to motivate and encourage the students as they head towards their important Grade 7 national examinations.  In their final year of primary school, the students’ entry to Government secondary school is dependent on their success in these […]

Developing Potential at Arise Through Music

19th September 2022

In many countries throughout the world, music is regularly taught as a subject in schools.  Through exposure to music, pupils are able to access the benefits that music can bring to extend learning, improve their wellbeing and develop their potential, including playing an instrument. However, in Tanzania, this is generally not the case with the school […]

Children Needing Support 2022

24th June 2022

Unfortunately, 2022 has already seen changes in the lives of several children at Arise who, sadly, have suffered the death or are affected by the chronic illness of a parent or carer leaving them either in need of sponsorship for their continued education or financial support to live in the school accommodation.  If you or […]

Arise Pupils on their way to Academic Success!

25th May 2022

In Tanzania, all school pupils throughout the country are required by the Government to sit national exams.  At primary level, there are two sets of exams: firstly, at the completion of Grade 4 when pupils are usually about 10 or 11 years old, and, secondly, three years later at the completion of Grade 7, their final year […]

Helping Bees to Flourish at Arise

7th May 2022

Part of its journey to become self sustaining, bees have now arrived at Arise School.  Bees are needed to pollinate, helping plants to grow, breed and produce food.  Although on the decline, they are essential to nature and our lives.  The school’s beautiful grounds are filled with tropical trees and plants – an ideal environment […]

Changing Curriculum

12th April 2022

A short while ago, we learned from Arise School that the Tanzanian Government had changed the school curriculum, including the way it sets the national examinations which all primary school pupils are required to sit.   This means that, this academic year, along with every other primary school in Tanzania, Arise School needs to implement a […]

Time to Party!

18th March 2022

Arise pupils, now in Standard 5, were delighted with the opportunity to relax and enjoy a class party to celebrate their success in the 2021 National Standard Four Assessment exams.  Overall, Arise School came 2nd out of 34 schools in the local District, a very notable achievement Forty two children (21 boys and 21 girls) […]

Oh, What a Life!

23rd February 2022

Now that the new Daycare room is up and running and the playground virtually completed, the ABC class, the youngest group of children at Arise School, can really enjoy their introduction to education. For these 3 and 4 year olds, their school day starts at 8 a.m. in the ABC classroom with activities such as […]

New Daycare Provision for Arise School

13th February 2022

Arise School takes children from three years old upwards and, as required at the time, was officially registered as a Pre and Primary School with the Ministry of Education in Tanzania in 2017. In 2020, the registration requirements were changed requiring Daycare provision (i.e. that for the 3 and 4 year olds) to be re-registered […]