Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School – New Shika Students

In 2013, 28 Shika sponsored primary school children successfully graduated from Unity Primary School. Shika works with the parents to select a secondary school suitable for their child. There are a number of factors considered including:

– academic performance (many schools require potential students to pass an entrance exam)

– religious denomination

– Schools reputation

– location

In 2014, 21 Shika Primary School Graduates were accepted into Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School (ERSSS). ERSSS is a Catholic school managed by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, East Africa District, for the Archdiocese of Arusha. The Brothers have developed the infrastructure of the school over the past 20 years. The school now has approximately 1400 students who are spread across Forms I to VI.

One of the unique features of the enrolment is its diversity – students of all races and religions are welcome. Approximately 30 tribal groups are present as well as significant numbers from the following religious groups – Catholic, Lutheran, Muslim, Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist and Assembly of God.

All capital developments over the last 20 years have been funded by overseas agencies, mainly the Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia). St Kevin’s College (Melbourne, Australia) Walkathon funds have enabled much of the building development at ERSSS.

Our Tanzanian Team along with Shika Volunteer Dianna Snape visited ERSSS to take some portraits of our students.  I think you’ll agree they look mighty fine and happy at their new school.

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