Peace by Piece is currently sponsoring 45 secondary school students in grades 8-11. Of these 45 students, 16 are attending a private boarding school in Arusha. The remainder attend a local government day-school. 2019 will bring our first class of high school scholarship recipients. They start school in June 2019.
Options for secondary school include:
A) Private Secondary School Arusha: The top performers in the Standard 7 class will interview and take entrance exams at Edmund Rice Secondary School. This is a boarding school that has a wonderful reputation and communicates regularly on student progress. They offer a wide variety of classes and extracurricular activities. While the quality education is excellent, this option is more costly. Schools fees and room & board typically cost around $800 per student per year, however, the first year incurs additional costs such as a trunk, mattress and bedding, mosquito net, uniforms, etc... bringing the total closer to $1000 for Form 1 year students. Sponsors willing to support these students for the entirety of secondary school are necessary. If you are interested in sponsoring a student or would like to inquire further, please contact us at PbPAfrica@gmail.com.
We are currently sponsoring 16 students at Edmund Rice Secondary School and have 4 additional candidates for the 2019 school year.
B) Local government school at Nkoarisambu: While school fees for the first 4 years of secondary school were abolished by the Tanzanian government in 2016, costs of uniforms, school supplies, lunches and additional required contributions continue to make school unaffordable and therefore unattainable for many. Nkoarisambu Secondary School is located within walking distance from Peace Matunda Orphanage. Form 1 (equivalent to the 8th grade in the USA) costs $250 for the year and Forms 2-4 (9th-11th grades) cost $50 annually. The majority of the scholarship recipients attending Nkoarisambu Secondary School will live with their family in the local village.
We are currently sponsoring 29 students at Nkoarisambu Secondary School and have 10 additional candidates for the 2019 school year.
Peace by Piece is currently in the process of identifying sponsors for the children. General donations will be combined to provide scholarships for children without sponsors. Student applications are due November 15th and recipients will be announced early December. Scholarships will be academic and needs based with input from administration at Peace Matunda Primary school.