Looking towards a bright future

Career counselor and mentor Sika Somberg encourages a student to explore a number of professional options
Career counselor and mentor Sika Somberg encourages a student to explore a number of professional options.

The sky’s the limit for our students who are already mapping out their careers in science, aviation, engineering, medicine, teaching, journalism and other fields. 

St Jude’s has equipped them with the confidence and skills to believe in themselves and plan for their futures. We have well-stocked libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, ICT labs, art and music facilities. 

Throughout the year, we also invite a range of guests to come and talk to our students about their jobs and how to enter into various industries. We have had visits from female civil and electrical engineers, some who have worked at The Nelson Mandela Institute. 

The guests explained to the students about the many facets of the job and the education needed to get into the field. The students asked many questions and a few stayed after the talk to get further information about the different branches of engineering. The students found the female engineers very inspiring and saw them as role models for their future ambitions.

Our secondary students also had a guest talk from freelance journalist Adam Bemma, from Canada, about pursuing careers in media.  He spoke about his education and how he worked as a radio journalist in his home country. Adam explained the role of the media and the need for good journalists in the development of a country like Tanzania. 

St Jude’s has many talented creative writers who are continually looking for an outlet to publish their work. Some students planned to meet with Adam at the local Mambo Jambo radio station, so they could continue to learn about journalism.

Students also learnt about the exciting world of aviation when local pilot Captain Philemon Kisamo gave a talk to the class. He talked about the different types of aircrafts and the courses available. 

St Jude’s exposes its students to critical and creative thinkers so they can have many choices when they are deciding their future careers. 

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