The School That Hope Built

A story of Hope, Transformation, and Dedication

From its early beginnings of just three students and a teacher in 2002, The School That Hope Built tells the inspirational story of how one woman’s dream of free, quality education is transforming thousands of lives and inspiring the next generation of community-focused leaders of Tanzania.


The School that Hope Built


Sharing the incredible twenty-year journey from an Australian girl's simple vision to an educational powerhouse with 350 local staff, The School That Hope Built reveals how St Jude's is breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty one student at a time.

The School that Hope Built – Paperback
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An extraordinary account of Gemma Sisia's twenty years as the founder of St Jude's, a school that is changing the lives of some of the poorest children in Tanzania.

From humble beginnings, with just three students and one volunteer teacher, St Jude's now provides free education to over 1,800 Tanzanian school students and supplies more than 10,000 government school students with volunteer teachers each year.

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About the Author

Maddie Kelly moved to The School of St Jude shortly after completing her college studies in Australia spent the next six years at the school. She first joined the Marketing team before transitioning into the role of Alumni coordinator where she helped launch the school’s Alumni Association. Later, she began her second role as a Communication and Editorial Specialist, a role she took concurrently with her Alumni Association work.

Maddie began writing a new book about the school in June 2021, a process she described as ‘sometimes challenging but incredible gift’.

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