International Links & Partnerships
Purpose and aims
Sandhill View is very proud of our newly-established partnership with St. John’s Seminary School in Tanzania, East Africa. Not only does the partnership enable our staff and students to learn about a different culture in a less economically developed country and its educational system, Sandhill View students have elected St. John’s as one of our 3 chosen charities for which fundraising initiatives will take place across the current academic year.
Sandhill View has a strong sense of community and of charitable service and has agreed to partner St John’s both to broaden our own understanding and also to support it through a range of charitable ventures.
St John’s staff and students face the following challenges:
- The need for a school bus for the Nursery/Primary school – so that more children can attend.
- The bad harvest. This year (2017) there has been a very poor harvest in the region meaning that the cost of maize is now very high and difficult to get enough for the school. Maize is used on average in two meals a day in the secondary school and bible college and in the porridge at the Nursery/Primary school.
- Need of classrooms/offices/hall etc for the Primary school.
- Too few dormitories and many in need of repair
- No school library
- Need of a fence around the school land/boundaries
- Lack of a road-worthy school car
School partnerships are a great way to bring international education to life for young learners, and the benefits of carrying out joint projects with international schools are wide-reaching. For students, partnerships can help develop their core skills and an appreciation for cultural diversity; and for teachers, international collaboration is a useful way of growing professionally and sharing knowledge and teaching best practice with an international audience.
St. John’s Seminary
St. John’s Seminary offers secondary education for young people aged 14-19years from across Tanzania but especially from within the region of the Diocese of the Rift Valley. St. John’s Seminary is also the sole provider of theological study for the Diocese of the Rift Valley and welcomes Pastors, Catechists and Evangelists from across the parishes of the Diocese to study at the school. St. John’s nursery (English Medium) school is the newest development at the school aiming to provide good education for the youngest of children.
Want to know more about the country of Tanzania? You can find out more here.