About St Jude's
In February 2002, Gemma Sisia (nee Rice) from Northern NSW in Australia, founded The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa.
The classroom doors at The School of St Jude have been open for ten years now. As a charity-funded school, St Jude’s provides a free, high-quality education to over 1,500 of the poorest children of Arusha Region, Tanzania, while also providing boarding for over 1,000 students. Additionally, the school now provides employment to over 400 Tanzanians and purchases the essential goods required to run the school everyday from the local community. The ripple effect of these benefits on the community and beyond has been incredible.
We believe The School of St Jude is Africa’s largest private school offering high-quality education to the poorest of the poor and the only school in Africa achieving such outcomes on such a scale.
The school blends the best of Tanzanian and International instructional methods to promote critical thinking and high moral values. The children qualify by being incredibly bright and possess the potential of being responsible and dedicated leaders needed for the development of their country. Without St Jude’s assistance these children would possibly be facing destitute circumstances with poor employment prospects and no way of breaking the poverty cycle to help themselves, their family and their community.
It is only with thanks to generous sponsors, donors, supporters and international volunteers that St Jude’s can open its doors everyday and continue to fight poverty through education. Big thinking, plenty of passion, direct impact and loads of energy is what has made The School of St Jude a sustainable stand-out.
Moshono: The original St Jude’s Campus is situated in the Village of Moshono, 6km away from Arusha City Centre. As of 2011, our two primary school campus have been situated next to each other at Moshono. The Main Administration Office is also situated at Moshono.
Moivaro: Moivaro Boarding Campus is a 15 minute walk away from our Moshono campuses.
Usa River: Usa River is situated 20km away from Arusha City Centre. Our Secondary school campus and boarding campus is situated at Usa River.
Students at Each Campus
Lower Primary Moshono Campus educates approximately 522 students from Prep to Class 3.
Upper Primary Moshono Campus educates approximately 534 students from Class 4 to 6.
Usa River Secondary Campus educates approximately 478 students from Form 1 to 4.
Moivaro boarding campus accommodates all Upper Primary students, from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon.
Usa River Boarding Campus accommodates all Secondary students during school term.