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Story of 17-year-old Denis, from The School of St. Jude

Denis is a student at The School of St Jude*, in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. He is currently in Form 3, the equivalent of 10th grade. He and another 47 of our students are busy working on writing essays for The Tanzania Bureau of Standards’ national competition among secondary schools. Last year, out of ten finalists, six were St Jude’s students. Denis, then in Form 2 (9th grade), came in second place. Soon after his great achievement, we invited him to write about a moment that meant …

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Update from School of St. Jude’s: Parent Involvement

The School of St Jude started in 2002 with just three students in the Moshono area of Arusha, Northern Tanzania. How, then, did it grow to become one of Africa’s best and largest educational institutions of its kind, providing a free quality education to the poorest children in the region? Any way you look at it, parent involvement from the get-go is part of the answer. Most of St Jude’s parents have had limited education and some can feel uncomfortable in a school environment. But that never …