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March 9, 2014
Form 2 and 4 students top of their classes
National school exams in Tanzania are tough and often used to gauge a students’ performance. Each year, Grade 7’s, 9’s and 11’s from St Jude’s and public schools from across the country, have to pass the exam to be able to move on to the next level of secondary school. For the students in government schools […]
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March 3, 2014
Portlanders serving in Africa: Your neighbours, peers share their stories
An associate professor at Reed College said "there's both a gentleness and a fierceness to life" in East Africa.  "When you greet someone you ask them how they are, and the answer is 'important'," said Reed biologist Sarah Schaack during a Skype interview from a hostel in Uganda. It's one of her favorite aspects of […]
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February 23, 2014
Teacher mentoring emphasizes learning and quality
With its international mentors, St Jude's brings to Tanzania the best international ideas for teaching.
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February 19, 2014
Reaching new heights
Four St Jude's secondary students and two teachers were given the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January, with our great supporter, Global Immersion. Amani, one of our Form 4 students, reached the top. Steph, our volunteer Media Officer, caught up with Amani and transcribed his reflections on the awesome feat.  "As a young boy, […]
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February 19, 2014
Looking towards a bright future
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 […]
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February 19, 2014
Cultivating a love of science at St Jude's
St Jude's offers students a number of science labs. The teachers use them to make the curriculum come to life with practical experience of scientific concepts.
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