Peace by Piece is currently sponsoring 58 middle and high school students. Of these scholarship recipients, 25 are attending boarding schools. The remainder attend a local government day-school.
Options for secondary school include:
A) Private/boarding middle school in Arusha:
Middle school in Tanzania consists of a four-year program. The top performers in the Standard 7 class at Peace Matunda Primary School as well as the orphaned and vulnerable children living at Peace Matunda Orphange will interview and take entrance exams at Edmund Rice Secondary School, 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, living and school supplies, uniforms, and room & board typically cost around $1,000 per student per year. Sponsors should plan to commit to supporting these students for the entirety of secondary school. If you are interested in sponsoring a student or would like to inquire further, please contact us at PbPAfrica@gmail.com.
Peace by Piece is currently sponsoring 20 students at Edmund Rice Secondary School.
B) Local government middle school at Nkoarisambu:
While school fees for the first 4 years of secondary school were eliminated by the Tanzanian government in 2016, costs of uniforms, school supplies, lunches and additional expenses continue to make school unaffordable for many. Nkoarisambu Secondary School is located within walking distance from Peace Matunda Orphanage. Form 1 (equivalent to the 8th grade in the USA) fees and supplies costs $250 annually and Forms 2-4 (9th-11th grades) cost $50 annually. The majority of the scholarship recipients attending Nkoarisambu Secondary School live with their family in the local village.
Peace by Piece is currently sponsoring 31 students at Nkoarisambu Secondary School.
C) Government boarding high school:
High school in Tanzania consists of a two-year program. Only the brightest students are accepted. While there are no school or boarding fees, school supplies, uniforms and transportation add up. Students are matched with a school, which is often several hours from home. Peace by Piece supports these students during high school, which typically costs $500 annually.
Peace by Piece is currently supporting 7 high school students at schools located all around the country.
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.