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Come and visit one of the largest and most successful charity schools in East Africa. Founded by Gemma Sisia in 2002 with only 3 students, The School of St Jude now provides a free, high quality education to more than 1,800 students, boarding to...more
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The School of St Jude, run by Australian Gemma Sisia and supported internationally, is a wonderful place to base a stay in Arusha.
It isn't surprising that the little city, in the heart of Masai nation in Tanzania, is so cosmopolitan, a place where fully-regaled...More
I visited the School of St. Jude with 2 fellow Rotarians and a teacher from the USA. We were impressed by the school program, staff, and students. The students were well-behaved, assisted with school upkeep, and worked hard to accomplish the lessons assigned. The students...More
Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurel A
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018
We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us at the School Kim. Thanks for the review. Please come back and visit us anytime!
I spent 2 weeks with the 2017 Healthcheck Team. It was the most rewarding and life affirming experience I have had.
Each year in February there are positions open for Healthcare professionals to do health checks on the 1800 students at St Jude’s.
We visited this school on the weekend so we did not disrupt the kids during their classes. We were given a tour of the school and were very impressed with the size and offerings for the students. These students are selected to attend based on...More
Date of experience: July 2018
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018
We wish we had the resources to accommodate every child as well Kim. Thanks for coming to visit us and thanks for the wonderful review!
The St. Jude school is an amazing project and the Australian founder knows it. The tours are free and you can visit a classroom or join a lesson. Although when you join a lesson people are drilled to say things like "thank you for visiting...More
Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stan M
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018
Thanks so much for the review Stan. We’re glad that you enjoyed your visit!
What’s wonderful about St Jude’s students is that because they come from very disadvantaged backgrounds, they really appreciate their new found opportunities and free private education. They are always very courteous...More
Everything about the history and the good work of the school and its founder Gemma Sisia has already been said in other reviews. It is all true. My parents visited the school in 2010 and that visit resulted in me sponsoring a student. In 2018...More
Date of experience: May 2018
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018
Thanks Jamie, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for spreading the word and we hope to see you again one day!
Take the time to go and see this wonderful school for the poor. Started by an Australian woman Gemma Sisia this has to be one of the success stories in Tanzanian education. They love visitors not to solicit money from you ( yes you can...More
The School of St Jude shines brightly in the world of educational transformation, journeying young impoverished students towards life-changing leaders of their family, community and nation's future. Inspired and visionary leadership of founder Gemma has created an ever-evolving and growing school supporting Tanzanian students, local...More
Date of experience: February 2018
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018
Thanks for the review Kylie. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your second visit with us and spending time with Marietha and her family. We're incredibly proud of our graduates who participate in the The Community Service Year, so it's really great to hear...More
I would recommend to have the small village Mto wa Mbo, situated just north of Lake Manyara, as your “base camp”. From there it’s 1 h to Ngorongor crater, 30 min to Tarangire NP & just 5 min to the gate of Lake Manyara NP... More
I would recommend to have the small village Mto wa Mbo, situated just north of Lake Manyara, as your “base camp”. From there it’s 1 h to Ngorongor crater, 30 min to Tarangire NP & just 5 min to the gate of Lake Manyara NP. Suggestible you stay at Fig Tree Lidge & Camp with a nice pool & great hospitality.