July 8, 2015

Tanzanian Government awards St Jude's student

Form 4 student Hazzbon recieves Ministry of Education award for climate change essay.

Here at St Jude’s we’re passionate about developing Tanzania’s next generation of leaders.

That is why it is so exciting that one of our talented students is already making a name for himself in the nation’s capital.

Form 4 student Hazzbon (pictured, left) travelled to Dodoma this month to receive an award from the Ministry of Education for his moving essay about climate change. In the essay, Hazzbon, who hopes to become a civil engineer, stressed the importance of students being educated about climate change.

“It is a major issue, not only in our country, but across the world,” he said.

Hazzbon’s essay was awarded first place in Tanzania after finishing fourth at the international Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secondary Schools Essay Competition in Zimbabwe.

Hazzbon and Joseph celebrating together
Hazzbon and Joseph celebrating together.

The competition included entries from Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Hazzbon travelled to the Ministry of Education this month to receive his certificate.

He was joined by Joseph (right), another Form 4 student who impressed St Jude’s judges with his powerful essay-writing skills.

“I am personally proud of Hazzbon for his hard work and determination,” said St Jude’s librarian Lightness, who helped the students with their essays. “I must say he deserved it.”

Hazzbon with his award.
Hazzbon with his award.


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