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Arise Community School – Meet the Team (3)

3rd April 2015


Last week, we introduced you to the teachers at Arise School. This week, in the third and last of our “Meet the Team” blogs, it is the turn of the support staff. Together, and individually, the support staff play a vital and indispensable role maintaining security and the school grounds, keeping the classrooms and facilities […]

Arise Community School – Meet the Team (2)

27th March 2015


Ask a young child about school and it is usually their teacher that they think of first. Their teacher has a special significance in their life and often leaves a long lasting impression on them. There are now four teachers at Arise School – Martha, Bernard, Joy and Jacob. All have nationally recognised teaching qualifications […]

Arise Community School – Meet the Team (1)

20th March 2015


Any school is only as good as the staff who work in it. They create the atmosphere in which the children learn. In this and the next two blogs, we want to introduce you to the team – the people who are working hard to make Arise Community School a caring learning environment. The school […]

Final Greetings from Tanzania – “The Education I Dreamed Of!”

13th March 2015


Having said our “goodbyes” at the school, we made the 55 klms journey to the town of Moshi to catch up with some of the older young people we have been supporting over the years. A few days later, we embarked on what is always a very hot, dusty and tiring 8/9 hour journey by […]

More Greetings from Tanzania! Please help us to give the gift of education by sponsoring a child

7th March 2015


Our time back in Tanzania is going too quickly. As always, there are so many things on our “to do” list to be covered on behalf of the charity during our short stay here. After our busy few days at the school, last Saturday afternoon, we were back there for the Kisimani Kids’ Club. There […]

Greetings from Tanzania – What a Welcome!

28th February 2015


After the cold of the UK, a very welcome wave of heat hit us as we got off the plane at Kilimanjaro Airport on Wednesday evening. However, it was far outshone by the warmth of the welcome we received from the children and staff at Arise School the following morning. The hesitancy the children had […]

Our Bags are Packed – Well Almost!

20th February 2015


Our bags are packed – well almost! We leave home in the very early hours of next Wednesday and fly into Kilimanjaro Airport much later the same day. It will be a long day but it means that Thursday morning we will be back at Arise School in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. As always, […]

A Chance to Play!

13th February 2015


Playing and having fun are not features of children’s lives in Tanzania. From an early age, young girls, sometimes as young as three years old, care for their younger brothers or sisters or walk to fetch water whilst their mother ekes a living to be able to buy food for the family. Young boys work […]

102 Not Out!

6th February 2015


When Arise School closed at the end of December 2014 there were 88 children on the register. Since it reopened in January for the start of the new school year, the number of registered pupils has risen to 102! It seems hard to believe that it is only two years since the school first opened […]

Ready for the Rainy Season!

30th January 2015


When we last visited Arise School towards the end of September 2014, one of the things highlighted to us was the number of children who come to school in flip flops or very old trainers. Many of the families in this poor community are unable to afford proper shoes for their children. This is a […]