PATRIZIA School Peramiho, Tanzania

In 2017, the PATRIZIA Foundation built a new building with accommodations next to the Girls Secondary School of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing. The girls’ school is the first in the region and is located in the Tanzanian city of Peramiho.

Alexander Busl, former Managing Director

“In our school, the students can be prepared for scientific careers, which paves their way into a promising future.”

Alexander Busl, former Managing Director

In the middle school in the East African state, 30 pupils can now be accommodated in each of the two dormitories. Every year, 60 schoolgirls prepare here for their degree under the best conditions.

Until recently, girls striving towards a scientific career had to change schools after the tenth grade, because no chemistry or physics lessons were offered at this school. The architectural addition also expanded the school’s own facilities: biology, physics and mathematics are now also being taught. This is an important prerequisite for the study of scientific professions.

360-degree images

“Teacher, doctor, geologist or writer” is what they say when the girls at PATRIZIA School Peramiho are asked about their dream jobs. At the secondary school, the young women not only acquire the knowledge they need for a career, but also the feeling of a strong community. Because here they do everything together: eat, sleep, wash and, of course, learn. These 360-degree images allow you to immerse yourself in three very different scenes. Simply click on each picture. We hope you enjoy the visual journey.

The wood chain

At the back of the kitchen building is a large area where workers saw and split logs for the schoolgirls. But to prepare the home-grown vegetables from the school’s own fields, the wood first has to reach the kitchen. To do this, the girls form a human chain and pass the logs on to the kitchen pantry.

The get-together

The students listen intently to a lecture given by Amandine and Lucy, both from the PATRIZIA Foundation. They hear about life in Europe and are not afraid to ask the two women a whole host of interesting questions. Fortunately, there are no language barriers thanks to the good English lessons at PATRIZIA School Peramiho. Just a little excitement.

The dormitory

Many students at the secondary school use the valuable opportunity to live in one of the two dormitories. As their families’ houses are far away, the daily walk to school would be too tiring and time-consuming. The dormitories built by the PATRIZIA Foundation offer the girls security and safety – the ideal place to recharge their batteries after a day full of lessons and fun.

Among the Top 30

The Girls Secondary School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. The annual examination results show that the school of the Benedictine Sisters is one of the 30 best in the country. Of the 3,000 schools in the country, PATRIZIA School Peramiho is the first in the region to be open exclusively to girls of all social backgrounds. Successes such as these are only possible through projects such as the construction of the PATRIZIA School Peramiho.

The current pandemic has an impact on our facilities worldwide. As an immediate measure, we have established the CORONA FUND EDUCATION HEALTHCARE in the amount of €100,000 from our reserves. We use 100 per cent of this amount as immediate aid in our Children Centers. However, since there is a lack of help in all facilities worldwide and the need is constantly growing due to the Corona measures, we also offer you the opportunity to support us in continuing to provide access to education. Find out more!

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Sophia´s tale of happiness

A radiant smile, open eyes and an interest in listening to the lessons: 17-year-old Sophia is an inquisitive young woman. She attends the PATRIZIA School in Peramiho.

How does my class differ from another? What does the school system look like in other countries? What can I do with mathematics in everyday life? Who controls the destiny of my country? Sophia displays a healthy curiosity – not only about the social context in her own country. She is one of the girls who are accommodated in the new living space of the PATRZIA School Peramiho. And she is already looking forward to the next day’s lessons.