2012 – Celebrating 10 years of the School of St Jude, Tanzania.
The School of St Jude is a Global Development Group (GDG) supported aid and development project (J582) based in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa. The School of St Jude commenced in 2002 with just one teacher, three students and a bold vision to educate the future leaders of Tanzania. Today, on a day to day basis, St Jude's continues to positively impact the lives of almost 1600 students, 400 Tanzanian teachers and staff and the wider Tanzanian community.
St Jude's offers a free, high quality education to children from the poorest of the poor families in the area. Without St Jude's these children would struggle to escape the spiral of poverty into which they were born. The vision of the project is to be an exemplary, modern and self-sustainable institution that effects a paradigm shift on the educational system in Tanzania by enabling Tanzanians to run successful and moral schools, thereby alleviating poverty and breaking the cycle of dependency on external aid. We celebrate the thousands of people who have caught the vision and demonstrated their care and compassion by sharing their time, their talents and their funds to help bring St Judes this far. Together, our St Jude's family will continue to make a difference.
Educating Future Leaders of Tanzania.
The School of St Jude's prime focus is on delivering quality education. All our funding efforts raise money for the three school campuses that make up The School of St Jude.
In February 2002, Gemma Sisia (nee Rice) from Australia, founded The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, having arrived in East Africa aged 22 with the passion and zeal inherited from her ancestor, Edmund Rice – founder of the Christian Brothers movement – to teach girls in Kalungu, Uganda.
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