The School of St. Nicholas
A place where children love to learn and have fun at the same time.
Why did we name our school St. Nicholas?
Nicholas was orphaned as a young boy. His parents had taught him in Christian beliefs “sell what you own and give the money to the poor.” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God. Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need and his love for children.
Children around the world know and love St. Nicholas – for he brings gifts and treats in December. He is know by different names and even looks different from place to place. But it is the same St. Nicholas who delights with small surprises and good things. Nicholas gave in secret, alert to others’ needs, and expecting nothing for himself in return. It is this selfless generosity which seeks only the good of the other that made Nicholas’ gifts the gifts of a saint. His example still inspires acts of charity and generosity.
Similar to St. Nicholas, We want to give back to those less fortunate.
The School of St. Nicholas provides a quality English education to children born into poverty…it is a gift that keeps on giving. While our school was free for the first three years, in 2016, we started subsidizing the cost of their education. We learned that “free” is not optimal as families want to be part of their child’s education and we cannot continue to add students every year without an increase in our budget. We have asked all families to contribute a small monthly fee to cover our ever growing expenses. (25,000Tsh per month, approximately $10.00) We still offer free scholarships to our brightest children whose families cannot afford to contribute.
We also encourage the families of those receiving a free education to come and help us by volunteering a few hours per month with us and their children. This is a great way for the parents to become engaged and the children love seeing their mothers and grandmothers at their school.