Children learning how to tend their own produce garden.

Tanzania Spring Update

Tanzania, Amani School

The Amani school began in 2008 as outreach on the East African coast and is one of only a few primary schools where the language of instruction is English – essential to success in high school, where instruction is in English. And the school is now ranked among the top 10% in the country. Currently, over 300 primary children receive a quality education, meals, vocational training, and Christian mentorship.
Published June 7, 2021, < 1 min read.

Pastor Majama, and school administrator Sarah, from the Amani School in Tanzania, spoke to us about how the dedicated teachers at the Amani School have been creative in reaching out, even taking lessons right to the villages where the children live. And Majama tells us of the powerful witness of Christ that the kids have in their own homes, through both words and deeds.

Another initiative that has continued during the pandemic has been Majama’s sports evangelism outreach with teens and young men – a great way to expand the Amani School’s ministry and witness beyond its walls to youth in the community.

Then, there is the teaching farm (or garden) – a brand new initiative. The school has been blessed with 3 acres of land which they use to grow fruit and vegetables – such as spinach, bananas, and cassava – using conservation agriculture methodology. They not only teach the kids to grow their own food sustainably (even in dry soil conditions) but are also teaching their parents and the locals how to get more food from their own land with new techniques. Nearly all the kids come from farming families, and so this is a critical part of their education, and the kids are a bridge between their parents and the vital conservation agriculture information Amani can provide.

Another dream that we expect will become a reality soon is the building of the high school – stay tuned for more updates on this project!

Please pray for...

For the necessary permits for the high school and the cooperation of local officials.

For the sports outreach, that many young men will come to know Christ.

For the staff. As Sarah said, “This is not just a job for us.”

About the Amani School

The Amani school began in 2008 as outreach on the East African coast and is one of only a few primary schools where the language of instruction is English – essential to success in high school, where instruction is in English. And the school is now ranked among the top 10% in the country. Currently, over 300 primary children receive a quality education, meals, vocational training, and Christian mentorship.