Tanzania English School
by Barbara Kotarski
For those who are new to our website and are curious about the newest projects our organization is up to, look no further. We are excited to share with you the soon opening of the english school in Tanzania for disadvantaged children.
An important aspect in which our foundation believes can have a major positive impact on many people's lives is the access to sustainable education. Unfortunately, in many developing countries like Tanzania, inequality to access persists with many young boys and girls simply not having the luxury of the access to being educated; especially in the English language, as it is too costly and not widely available in their cities, especially rural areas.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of 6 and 11 are out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of 12 and 14. Furthermore, according to UIS data, almost 60% of youth between the ages of 15 and 17 are not in school.
Having access to quality English lessons would allow the possibility for students to expand their knowledge in a language, through which they could access higher level studies and employment and become community conscious young adults. Our plan for this project is a long-term ongoing English lessons with qualified volunteers coming for periods of time to teach in Tanzania.
In Tanzania 67.9% of population lives below the poverty line, with 80% on rural areas being affected according to the Mainland Poverty Assessment. Even though this figure is declining over the years there are there are still too many poor and too many people clustered around the poverty line and major improvements are to be made; especially through developments in education and access to basic needs.Through our foundation, we want to help resolve this problem.
The above mentioned school will be located in the rural area of Arusha, Tanzania; in an area where there is a high population of young children, near a local government school. The area is rural so the income of families living there is low as they depend mostly on agriculture sector.
The SonTa foundation family is working hard and we are happy to let you know that Tanzanian English school project is moving forward fast and is set to open in November with trial classes already being started. We are so excited to be counting down the days until we can officially invite you to be a part of our Tanzanian journey.
Until then, stay up to date through our social media @sontafoundation and website and for any further questions, feel free to contact our team through the CONTACT US button on the website.