Moshi, Tanzania: St. Timothy’s School
Education is a basic human right.
In May of 2009 Mama Hope partnered with Tanzania Children Concern, a Community Based Organization (CBO), to build a school to educate orphans and vulnerable children. James Nathaniel and Beatrice Elias, two teachers who recognized the dire need for education programs and health care services in their region, founded TCC in 2003. Having previously purchased 5-acres of land, TCC simply required the opportunity to build the school.
Mama Hope’s community-centered development approach with 100% of labor and supplies coming from the local community enabled St. Timothy’s to employee 600+ workers in the construction of the school. At the school, enrollment has already tripled and 36 permanent positions have been created. TCC also estimates that almost $14,000 in annual salaries assists over 200 community members with improved standards of living.
Our role was to create more than just a building; we wanted to build a school that would continue to provide quality education for generations to come. It worked. St. Timothy’s finished 2nd of 52 schools in the Moshi region based on national test scores thanks to smaller class sizes and a dedicated teaching staff.
With the encouragements of the Matanel Foundation, we are continuing to improve the education delivered at St. Tims.
NEXT STEPS 2013
As part of this continuing effort to deliver quality education, we are committed to adding additional classrooms, an on-campus boarding home, a student healthcare center, vegetable gardens, administration offices and a computer lab. Fortunately, Mama Hope found two incredible people from our fellowship program, the First Fifth Institute, to push this vision forward:
Kate is building a CLASSROOM AND COMPUTER LAB on campus to provide important and needed modern education. Learn more >
Rebecca is working to complete the BOARDING HOME to house the travelers and orphans attending St. Timothy’s School. Learn more >