Joshua Emanuel Laizer is a 6-year-old boy of a young mother Veronica from Oldonyo Lengai village. Joshua is the first born from his mother. His mother was very bright student six years ago but she became pregnant from her secondary school teacher. Veronica’s dreams of being educated died and she became a mother. One year later we found her in the village when she was about to be married to a warrior. With a support from her mother, we rescued her and she is now working as a housekeeper in Arusha and helping support her family and Joshua. She is very proud that Joshua is in school and promised...
Literacy is a life transformation process especially for women in the developing countries like Tanzania. Helping adults gain literacy skills helps reduce poverty, improve public health, and advance human rights around the world. Maasai women have shown the need to continue fighting for the better economic opportunities, they are fast learning and properly applying the knowledge acquired. ENCO as a growing organization, more economic women groups are becoming active members of it. Less than 15% of all these members can read and write. Few years back through EEMPS school two years adult literacy...
In pastoralist Maasai communities of the Monduli, Ngorongoro and Longido districts, illiteracy rates are approximately 75% and women are the worst affected. School attendance rates are very low compared to the national average and only 30% of girls attend secondary school. Girls are more likely to drop out at the transition from primary to secondary school when many are forced into marriage. Since the inception of ENCO a number of girls and boys from the pastoralist communities has been supported to attend secondary schools, colleges and Universities because their parents could not support their...
Teacher Profile Olarivan P Mollel Public Relations Officer at ENCO & EEMPS Bachelor’s degree in public relations & Marketing from the Saint Augustine University of Tanzania. As a young man from the Maasai tribe, he is happy to join the organization and work towards bringing changes to the Maasai communities, especially by providing educational opportunities. As public relations personnel also, he is responsible for all our social media and websites of both ENCO and EEMPS and ensuring students talk to their sponsors from time to time. He joined ENCO 2022 Birthplace: Arus...
Teacher Profile Selina Wema Discipline Teacher Diploma certificate in early childhood education from Arusha Teachers College. Selina joined the staff at EEMPS in January 2019 and promised to work hard to transform the lives of Maasai children in Engaruka. She is the assistance teacher in the pre-school class. Birthplace: Karatu
Teacher Profile Kinyi Millya Teacher (nursery class) Bachelor’s degree from the Open University of Tanzania in education with a focus on science and mathematics. Kinyi is very excited to join our school and contribute to the development of the Maasai community. She teaches the EEMPS pre-school class in collaboration with Selina Wema. Birthplace: Ngorongoro
Teacher Profile Asnath Maliack Deputy Headmaster Mr. Landisii taught at the Ilboru Primary School and Green Valley School in Arusha for five years and then was the Head Teacher for three years at the Jobreas English Medium School before joining the EEMPS staff in 2020 as an academic master. In the few months he has been with EEMPS, he has shared his educational experiences and helped us improve our academic programs. Currently, he serves as the EEMPS representative to the district education department. Birthplace: Arusha
Teacher Profile Charles R Mngano Teacher (civics, moral education & Kiswahili in class 3,4&5) Bachelor’s degree in Education at SAUT University. He moved from Arusha town to come to teach at EEMPS and is inspired by the efforts that are put in by ENCO & MEF on the provision of education services. Birthplace: Tanga
Teacher Profile Vicent Nziku Teacher (Arithmetics, Developing Sports, Arts, Health care and Kiswahili in class 1 at EEMPS) Diploma in childhood Education at ODCAT Collage. He is from Arusha town but decided to come and live here in Engaruka so he can be able to teach here at school. He started volunteering for five months before being fully employed by EEMPS this year. Birthplace: Songea
Teacher Profile Benard B. Laizer Finance Manager at ENCO & EEMPS Bachelor of Accounting & Finance from Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU). He joined ENCO in December 2021 and is happy working with the organization to bring changes to the Maasai communities. As a Maasai young man, Benard saw the importance of joining ENCO and contributing to all activities regarding financial management and custody of EEMPS & ENCO properties. Birthplace: Arusha
Teacher Profile Niomom Singeta Leyasek Secretary Certificate in a secretarial course at Engaruka. She was excited to join EEMPS because it’s a project that transforms lives within the community where she grew up from. She joined EEMPS in 2022. Birthplace: Engaruka
Teacher Profile Veronica Saning’o Kimai Teacher ( She teaches reading & Writing skills, Development sports and Kiswahili to class 1,2 & 3) Diploma in Education at Moshi teachers college. Veronica was born here at Engaruka and knows the importance of education in the Maasai communities, especially to girls that’s what pushed her to come and work at EEMPS and help impart knowledge to these young Maasai boys and girls. Birthplace: Ngorongoro
Teacher Profile Tato Lelya Teacher He was born in Engaruka and was inspired by what ENCO & MEF is doing to the Engaruka community that’s why as soon as he completed his bachelor’s degree he decided to come back to Engaruka and teach here at Engaruka English Medium Primary School.