Peace by Piece is currently sponsoring fifty secondary school students in middle and high school. Of these scholarship recipients, twenty 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 ( the final year of primary school) 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, living and school supplies, uniforms, and room & board typically cost around $1000 per student per year. 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 15 students at Edmund Rice Secondary School and have 9 additional candidates for the 2020 school year.
B) Local government middle 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) fees and supplies 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 30 students at Nkoarisambu Secondary School and have 8 additional candidates for the 2020 school year.
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.
We are currently supporting 5 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.