The School of St Jude
The School of St Jude was founded in 2002 by Australian, Gemma Sisia. She was volunteering as a teacher in Uganda, teaching young girls science and sewing. Gemma noticed the lack of resources and poor education within the government school system, which lead to her belief that having a free, high-quality education is the best weapon to fight against poverty, corruption and political instability. When she returned home to Australia, she started fundraising with just $10 in her pocket. With the help of her friends, family and supporters, she was able to raise enough money and started building the School of St Jude. Located in Tanzania, The School of St Jude is a charity-funded organisation that has educated over 1,800 students.
What they do
“The mission of The School of St Jude is to educate disadvantaged, bright students from the Arusha District to become moral and intellectual leaders in their country and for St Jude’s to thereby demonstrate educational leadership in Tanzania.”
The School of St Jude is a private school in Tanzania that gives food, housing and a free, high-quality education to children from families surviving in one of the world’s poorest countries.
How we’ll make a difference
Since 2014, we have been supporting the School of St Jude’s STEM and e-learning program.