Stories Archive

November 18, 2012
Climbing Kilimanjaro for St Jude's
Today, nine people will drive from St Jude’s Sisia (Moshono) Campus and head east towards Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. Over seven days they will attempt to reach Uhuru Peak – 5,895 meters / 19,341 feet – the “rooftop” of Africa. St Jude's kanga at Uhuru Peak in 2011 […]
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November 11, 2012
St Jude's secondary students win big in nationwide writing competition
In a national essay competition held by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards in October, all secondary students throughout Tanzania were invited to submit an original essay between 1,000 - 1,500 words to "explore their own unique perspective on the role of standards in increasing efficiency, better results and in reducing waste." It wasn't exactly the easiest topic, but staying […]
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November 7, 2012
Help our 150 new students DARE TO DREAM
In 2013, 150 new students will start at The School of St Jude to receive a free, high-quality education. These children have been carefully selected to ensure that they are the brightest and poorest throughout the Arusha region. Most of these children come from homes without basic necessities that are taken for granted in developed […]
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November 4, 2012
Celebrating St Jude's first Form 4 graduation
This past Saturday marked another historic achievement in The School of St Jude timeline: our very first Form 4 graduation! It was a remarkable day that our oldest students will look back on years from now with great satisfaction. As St Jude's has grown over the last ten years, it has been our Form 4 […]
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October 29, 2012
A moment with Angela Bailey, one of St Jude's original volunteers
As the story goes, St Jude's started in 2002 with just three students, two classrooms and one volunteer teacher who packed up her bags for Tanzania, to help with a project that was barely off the ground. That volunteer, fresh out of university, was Angela Bailey, who would leave an indelible mark on the school […]
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October 15, 2012
St Jude's fights poverty through education
Fighting poverty through education – this is our motto, our belief. We’ve been saying this since St Jude’s opened way back in 2002. It’s the first thing you see upon entering our gates and it’s written on our buses that drive all over Arusha. It’s recited during school assemblies and spoken about during celebrations. We […]
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