In partnership with
Kilimanjaro International Tanzania Aid Agency
We want to give the children the opportunity to have a happy, independent life and education is a very important part of that.
The education system begins at age 5 and includes
7 years of primary school
4 years of secondary school
2 years of advanced level
3 years of university
Children in Tanzania spend seven years in primary school. Some of our children are old for the school year, as they arrived at Kitaa without any education. There are free government schools, but standards are often low, and to find smaller class sizes and better teaching it is necessary to pay. Private schools teach in English, which is demanding for our children, but good English is necessary for many jobs in Tanzania. There are national exams at the end of Year 4 and Year 7. Children who pass Year 7 with a B or A grade can go on to boarding secondary education with much reduced fees. Otherwise it is necessary to pay.
Once at secondary boarding school there is a four year course leading to ‘O’ level, with national exams at the end of Year 2. Achieving ‘O’ levels is our minimum ambition for the children, if they are capable.
‘A ‘ level is a two year course. We would wish to support anyone who was able to study for a degree.