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Warmly welcomed by the Students and their carers

this friendly loving haven amongst the poverty of Arusha , greets you with big friendly smiles all... read more

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Vanessa M
Amazing school, wonderful place to base a Tanzania stay

The School of St Jude, run by Australian Gemma Sisia and supported internationally, is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2018
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Come and visit one of the largest and most successful charity schools in East Africa. Founded by Gemma Sisia in 2002 with only 3 students, The School of St Jude now provides a free, high quality education to more than 1,800 students, boarding to...more
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Reviewed today

this friendly loving haven amongst the poverty of Arusha , greets you with big friendly smiles all round. From the gate keepers and bus drivers to the exceptionally happy Children. To see charity really working come and visit St Judes school

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 30 November 2018

The School of St Jude, run by Australian Gemma Sisia and supported internationally, is a wonderful place to base a stay in Arusha. It isn't surprising that the little city, in the heart of Masai nation in Tanzania, is so cosmopolitan, a place where fully-regaled...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I visited the School of St. Jude with 2 fellow Rotarians and a teacher from the USA. We were impressed by the school program, staff, and students. The students were well-behaved, assisted with school upkeep, and worked hard to accomplish the lessons assigned. The students...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurel A
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us at the School Kim. Thanks for the review. Please come back and visit us anytime!

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I spent 2 weeks with the 2017 Healthcheck Team. It was the most rewarding and life affirming experience I have had. Each year in February there are positions open for Healthcare professionals to do health checks on the 1800 students at St Jude’s. Being part...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LeethalLeeM
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We visited this school on the weekend so we did not disrupt the kids during their classes. We were given a tour of the school and were very impressed with the size and offerings for the students. These students are selected to attend based on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kimchee432
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

We wish we had the resources to accommodate every child as well Kim. Thanks for coming to visit us and thanks for the wonderful review!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice teachers, Nice location. International standards. Lots of activities. Friendly Staff and other employees.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank akaalpharmacy2014
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The St. Jude school is an amazing project and the Australian founder knows it. The tours are free and you can visit a classroom or join a lesson. Although when you join a lesson people are drilled to say things like "thank you for visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stan M
SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thanks so much for the review Stan. We’re glad that you enjoyed your visit! What’s wonderful about St Jude’s students is that because they come from very disadvantaged backgrounds, they really appreciate their new found opportunities and free private education. They are always very courteous...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Everything about the history and the good work of the school and its founder Gemma Sisia has already been said in other reviews. It is all true. My parents visited the school in 2010 and that visit resulted in me sponsoring a student. In 2018...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks Jamie, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for spreading the word and we hope to see you again one day!

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Take the time to go and see this wonderful school for the poor. Started by an Australian woman Gemma Sisia this has to be one of the success stories in Tanzanian education. They love visitors not to solicit money from you ( yes you can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The School of St Jude shines brightly in the world of educational transformation, journeying young impoverished students towards life-changing leaders of their family, community and nation's future. Inspired and visionary leadership of founder Gemma has created an ever-evolving and growing school supporting Tanzanian students, local...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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SchoolofStJude, Marketing Officer at The School of St Jude, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for the review Kylie. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your second visit with us and spending time with Marietha and her family. We're incredibly proud of our graduates who participate in the The Community Service Year, so it's really great to hear...More

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I would recommend to have the small village Mto wa Mbo, situated just north of Lake Manyara, as your “base camp”. From there it’s 1 h to Ngorongor crater, 30 min to Tarangire NP & just 5 min to the gate of Lake Manyara NP... More
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