The founder and director Joash Gambarage (currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada).

About Mugeta School project?

The Mugeta school is a community-based elementary school project located in the village of Mugeta, in rural Tanzania. The project promotes equity in elementary education by mobilizing educational, linguistic and recreational resources for the benefit of all children in Mugeta, regardless of their gender, religion, or the economic background.

Why was Mugeta School Project founded?

The founder and director Joash Gambarage (currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada).

“I grew up in Mugeta village, a community where many parents still cannot afford to buy a pencil, a crayon or a writing pad. As in my childhood days, children are still using charcoal as a writing tool instead of pencils and tomato plant leaves or petals for coloring instead of crayons. As a little boy in Mugeta, my education journey was a grind, but once I was lucky to get out of a vicious cycle, I wished to see a better definition of education to presented with these children. We are glad that many people are supporting this project and are becoming friends of Mugeta. Let’s call this project “sharity”–because everyone is welcome to volunteer or share their skills and resources. It is working! Please read about our success stories and lend us a hand.

Today more than 200 children from around Mugeta are benefiting from this project. In 2017, the school ranked #1 in the district, the best school out of 99 public and commercial schools. But more resources are still needed to put the school and the community on a more solid path.

Urgent need

  • Lifetime Tables and Chairs
  • Playground equipment
  • Classroom renovations to incorporate teaching technology (we need ceiling boards, window tops, and school supplies)
  • Projectors and projector screens or 8 42–50” TV screens
  • Playground equipment
  • Cabins for Volunteers and Volunteers.