Impact Story: Cornerstone English Medium, Tanzania
Prior to opening a primary school in Tanzania, Ms. Neema Mgarura and her family operated a children's day care centre, caring for children from very low-income families and some who did not have guardians. As the number of children grew, Ms. Mgarura realised she would be able to help the children more by aiding their education.
Taking the next step to achieve her vision, in 2013 Ms. Mgarura opened Cornerstone English Medium school, with 15 learners and two teachers. Thanks to her ongoing pursuit of her vision for the children, the school transitioned from operating informally to being fully registered as a primary school. Seeing that the opportunity to benefit children does not stop with primary education, Ms. Mgarura now hopes to expand the school by offering secondary classes within the next two years.
With no other form of income apart from school fees, Ms. Neema Mgarura is intent on driving her school’s development and improvement, ensuring the school is both sustainable and offering quality education to learners. This ultimately motivated her to join EduQuality, a programme of Opportunity EduFinance.