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EEMP School

After the donation of 10 computers by Service Without Boarders (SWB), EEMPS started their first computer lab at school. These computers were named after wild animals available in Tanzania Ngorongoro crater. We have lion, Rhino, Eagle Cheetah, Giraffe and many others.

Each computer has two users and passwords are set according to the computers name example Lion01Engaruka. Computer classes are taught every Thursday and Friday or sometimes during weekends.

Students love computer classes and once itโ€™s time to learn you will find them already seated with there computers on. Currently, classes are taught by Olar Paul (EEMPS public Relations Officer) as a volunteer due to absence of a professional computer teacher.

Grade five and four are the only classes being taught computer. The particular reason is shortage of computers as well as students age. We believe that students from grade three and below are very young. Students are taught the basics of a computer as well as micro-soft words so they might be able to prepare documents and even save them or print. 90% of 5th graders can now work on a computer without supervision in terms of preparing documents example writing letters and etc using Microsoft word. Grade four have recently completed their national exam hence they spend a lot of time learning computers as well as practicing their typing speed. They learn this though a game installed within all the computers called the typing master game. We are planning to start teaching students on different ways they can get reading materials through the internet as well as google documents. The main challenge is reliable internet which has been our main obstacle for a very long-time. Once we have internet access, then studying online for students will be easier through computer lab. We would like to thank SWB for this amazing donation that they made towards the school. EEMPS canโ€™t thank you enough because we never had a computer class before but through SWB our school now has a computer class and students are more than happy to learn computer.

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Student Scholastics & Testing ๐‘ต๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ 4๐’•๐’‰ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’†๐’™๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’–๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’…๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ! All 25 of EEMP School 4th graders took the exam in September 2021 listed below are the results for our class (schools with less that 40 students in 4th grade). ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น / ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†: ๐Ÿญ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ (๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ถ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜?) โ€“ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ! ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ: ๐Ÿฒ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฑ (๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป) – ๐Ÿต๐Ÿด๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ: ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฏ/๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ (๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฎ) – ๐Ÿต๐Ÿด๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”! We are excited as this indicates that the Engaruka English Medium Primary School is an EXCELLENT Tanzania school. These results compare us with schools that have less than 40 students in 4th grade. Results comparing our school with all schools in Tanzania (regardless of size) are not available yet. Student Sponsorship See MEF Website regarding the easy steps to sponsor a student Student Profiles, Information, Activities & Events

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School Funding

TX Funding On September 17, 2017, the Engaruka Community Initiative Organization (ENCO) held the Grand Opening of the Engaruka-TX English Medium Pre-Primary School with representatives from the TX Foundation, which had contributed $70,000 towards the construction of the pre-primary school building. The Tsu Xing meaning โ€˜kindness walkingโ€™ Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation from Taiwan that supports building education facilities. The visiting team included Mr. Jaffe Hsieh, the TX founder; Ms. Liza Lin, the TX President; and Ms Adenike Adeyanju, the TX Regional Coordinator. Local dignitaries and officials as well as community members and students who will attend the school next January when classes start also attended. Maasai Education Foundation (MEF) A very positive and focused relationship between ENCO, the EEMP School and the MEF has been established with strong ties and commitment with common goals and vision for the school. The Maasai Education Foundation have supplied great support and funding to many school projects to date, from building construction, infrastructure, volunteers, materials, computers, staffing, etc, etc. A full list of their history and involvement with the school can be found on their website. (provide link)

Theo A. Dillaha – Maasai Education Foundation, Board Chairperson Professor Emeritus of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech 345 Woods Lane Newport, VA 24128 Email: or Tel: 540-544-4444 (home); 540-922-2971 (cell)

Service Without Borders

Service without Borders (SWB) student organization is an interdisciplinary, student-led organization whose mission is to share the spirit of Virginia Techโ€™s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), locally and globally by providing assistance to communities in need. SWB projects engage students in real-world design, project management, construction, marketing, fund raising, and cultural experiences. SWB adopted the Engaruka English Medium School as a program for the next five years. SWB will raise funds to support school construction and student travel expenses for trips to Engaruka to assist in construction and volunteer teaching. KISS Funding Teaching staff payroll support

Building and Infrastructure

Listing of Existing & Proposed Structures along with Water, Sewer, Power, Wifi Infrastructure information.

EEMP School Projects Constructed to Date:

  • Primary Classrooms (3)
  • Power Plant Building
  • Initial Water, Power, Sewer & Wifi system’s
  • Dining Hall
  • Primary Classrooms (5)
  • Bathroom Building
  • Girls Dormitory EEMP School โ€“ Possible Projects to be Constructed: (not in order of funding & completion)
  • Water Supply, Storage & Distribution Project
  • Solar panel & battery storage extensions and add ons
  • Boys Dormitory
  • Additional Classrooms on original classroom building
  • Administration Building
  • Staff Housing
  • Laundry Center
  • Secondary School
  • Medical Center
  • Improved Recreation Fields and Play Facilities
  • Food Storage & Building Materials Warehouse
  • Incinerator
  • Garages
  • Kiln
  • Future Dormitories
  • Amphitheater