Mrumeni Primary School – Tanzania
Mrumeni Pimary School
Mrumeni Primary School is in the Kilimanjaro District of Tanzania which is in South-East of Africa.
The school started in 1982 with 2 teachers and 40 children. There were 20 boys and 20 girls and it had only one classroom with no school office. Currently the school has 11 classes, 8 teachers and 319 pupils.
Extra-curricular activities available at the school are Football, Netball and Environmental Cleanliness.
We are very fortunate to have been building a relationship with Mrumeni Primary School in Tanzania. Miss Fallon, Mr Reddington, Ms Reville and Mrs Kehoe have all been out to teach in the school in recent years. Ms Reville even climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as our partner school is in the foothills of the mountain. Mrs Kessy, Mrs Meney and Sr Conjesta visited from Tanzania and spent time in all of the classes.
As part of our focus on global citizenship a young journalist called Lewis also worked with the children to produce a ‘Newspaper in a Day’ which you can download by clicking on the link below.
Developing a global vision in the context of relationship
Creating international partnerships
Supporting enterprise and economic sustainability
Encouraging creativity through the expressive arts
Working for social inclusion and equal opportunities
Nurturing a vision of global citizenship
The fundamental purpose of The Twende Pamoja Trust is to promote the development of a global vision in the context of relationship between communities, schools and places of learning in Tanzania and the United Kingdom.
It is nearly 30 years since the partnerships began. In addition to several communities and groups there are now 34 primary and secondary schools committed to developing relationship.
The present work of Twende Pamoja is centred on:
Community – sharing and living a vision Formation – realising potential
Education – learning togetherEnterprise – creating businesses
Expressive Arts – nurturing creativity Inclusion – involving everyone
One of the most significant developments at the moment is the building of The Twende Pamoja Centre in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The foundation and basement rooms are completed and the first floor is well underway. The Centre will be on 4 floors and will offer accommodation for 200 people in hostel style accommodation and for 50 in twin bedded rooms. There will be an Arts Centre with an art studio, music room, recording studio and performance area. It will also contain skills training workshops, a library, a computer and media centre, learning rooms, a business school and full catering facilities.
In the past year the Trust has:
•arranged a series of exchange visits for groups of young adults in both directions
•conducted art, creative writing and global citizenship workshops in primary and secondary schools
•mounted a successful art exhibition, including work from both young Scottish and Tanzanian artists
•presented a full week’s programme of events on a global theme as part of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe
•established 20 youth enterprise businesses in the Kilimanjaro District
•completed the first stage of the Centre building
•developed the ‘Hand in Hand’ Global Vision Project
The central focus of the Education and Expressive Arts sectors of the Trust for the next 2 years will be the ‘Hand in Hand’ Global Vision Project. In preparation for this over 3000 young people have been involved in formulating and agreeing a series of statements on a number of key areas. Materials and resources will be provided for individuals, groups, schools and other places of learning that would like to take part. All young people are invited to develop the vision and to propose strategies at personal, family, institutional and at wider community levels. The next stage of the project has just been launched in May from the top of Mount Everest, and will then be from Arthur’s Seat in June and from Mount Kilimanjaro in August.
The Twende Pamoja Trust is a recognised Scottish Charity (SC no 036780)