Nianjema Secondary School

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Nianjema Secondary School
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Community Name: Bagamoyo
Country: Tanzania
Volunteer(s) Name: Sloan Jr. Charles
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Virginia
Year of project approval: 1999
Project located: yes
Projects started in Tanzania 1999 (1).
Nianjema Secondary School
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Nianjema Secondary School is the brainchild of a former Peace Corps Volunteer, Charles Sloan, Jr., from Vienna, Virginia. After teaching at a government boarding school and a private school in Tanzania, he realized that there were many young people who just wanted a chance for an education. Charlie founded Nianjema Secondary School with three Tanzanians: a medical student, an architect/builder and a government official.

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sun-dried bricks from sand and well-water on the premises. The first seven buildings were: administration building, four-classroom building, library, science laboratory, dining/assembly hall, and two toilet/shower buildings.

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Mr. Emmanuel Senavuri, headmaster of Nianjema, received his B.A.Ed., University of Dar es Salaam, was headmaster at Magamba Secondary School, teacher and trainer at MANTEP, and School Inspector at Tanzanian Ministry of Education.

  • Juliana Alex – English, Kiswahili Teacher
  • Aloyce Chengula – Geography, Math Teacher
  • Anthony Emanuel – History, Geography Teacher
  • Michael James – History, General Studies Teacher
  • Rhema Juma – Biology, Geography Teacher
  • Ignatius Kinyenje – Geography, English Teacher
  • Lemigius Kyarwenda – Physics, Mathematics Teacher
  • Elizabeth Lucas – Librarian
  • Makuri Magabu – Mathematics, Physics Teacher
  • George Masanja – Computer Teacher
  • Fortunatus Massawe – Bookkeeping, Commerce Teacher
  • David Mbaga – Chemistry, Biology Teacher
  • Samuel Mtaui – English, Civics Teacher
  • Erasto Mtumba – History, Kiswahili Teacher
  • Christina Mwita – English, General Studies Teacher
  • Abel Ngakonda – Geography, Computer Science Teacher
  • Asha Ramadhani – Biology, Geography Teacher
  • Daudi Saimon – Physics, Mathematics Teacher
  • Oswald Salikoki – Science Lab Assistant
  • Emmanuel Senavuri – Headmaster
  • Allen C. Shao – Chemistry, Physics Teacher


NIANJEMA SECONDARY SCHOOL in Bagamoyo, Tanzania is a new school in high demand. It is run by a board of trustees comprised of four Tanzanians and one American, and the school is supported by the U.S.-based non-profit organization, Tanzania Education Fund.

On the national exams for 2007, the Form 4 students scored in the top 5% of the country, and the Form 2 students were in the top 10%. An outstanding accomplishment for a new school!

Nianjema is in its eighth year with over 300 students and 23 teachers.  In its first year, there were 90 students and 8 teachers.  Each year it has excelled.  Both girls and boys have an equal opportunity to enroll at Nianjema, with the goal of an equal number of girls and boys in every beginning Form I class. 

Read the stories of the students. 100% of all donations go directly to the school, as there are no administrative costs.

Support the Tanzania Education Fund with a tax-deductible donation using Pay Pal or Aid for Africa. Member Aid For Africa Member of 2008 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #73512.

Or send your contribution to:

Tanzania Education Fund, Inc.
107 Pleasant Street, NW
Vienna, VA 22180

Or contact:Daphne Sloan, Executive Director, at mailto:[email protected]

[edit] Summer 2009

New Buildings were finished on the campus in 2009.

africa...2009 849
New building (Summer 2009) 152
Girls Dorm 108
Campus 104
Students Relaxing
Summer 2009 464
Physics Class
Summer 2009 416
Reading Class
Summer 2009 385
Science Lab
Summer 2009 375
Computer Class
Summer 2009 362
View from Building
Sept,2009-Nikon 097
Charles Sloan Jr. in front of new construction. 157
Girl's Class.

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