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Recognising the importance of teaching the English language to help train the future leaders of Tanzania, Modest Bayo and his wife Lightness set out to create a school where English would be taught from Kindergarten age onwards!


In 2004 the very first classroom was set up in Karatu inside their own loungeroom which bulged at the seams with orphans. With no outside financial help, however aided by various community members, Bayo and Lightness began digging trenches, laying foundations, mixing mortar and setting bricks all by hand, to build the schools we see there today!


Encouraged by their small community, they kept building as more children and orphans kept coming to be educated. Today the lounge-based classroom has expanded into the Tumaini Junior School which now has over 800 students! In 2016 Lightness & Bayo, in collaboration with the Tanzania Education Corp, opened the Tumaini Senior Secondary School to ensure that those students who attended the Junior School continue to receive the same standards of education throughout secondary school.

Impressively, as the Junior School continued to grow over the years, the Bayos also opened Tumaini TX Pre-Primary School, in February 2017! To date, there are over 1100 students (and climbing) across the three campuses which is such a fantastic achievement by Modest and Lightness Bayo.

On the 19th of October 2019, 52 students received their diplomas at the first ever graduation ceremony of the Tumaini Senior Secondary School.

Read the incredible story in more detail here!

Albert is a quiet young man who is very studious. He is studying in hopes of becoming a doctor.

Albert has just started Tumaini Senior School where he got to design a graphic novel for one of his classes, he learnt how to draw from experts and the lesson of his story was respect elders.

Christina is now 11 years old and is so excited to be going to the Tumaini Junior School following her sister Anna.


Although Christina is very quiet and shy, she absolutely loves her food. Especially when we take them out for Hot Chips at the local corner store. 

Upendo is very pretty and shy but very clever. She loves 'chipeye' which is egg and chips fried to make a pancake and she covers it with chilli sauce, it made my eyes water.

Upendo's favourite subjects are mathematics and science and hopes to become a doctor.

George has been sponsored since he was a small child at Tumaini. He is now in Form 2 in High School! 

His favourite subjects are project based learning ones which aim to enhance critical thinking and creativity. 

George is very excited to continue his education and get to University.

Weena is young and has just started in the middle class at the Tumaini Pre-Primary School. 

She is a wonderfully cheerful girl that is never not smiling, it's infectious!

This happy go lucky girl will be going places.

Aurelia loves a cuddle and likes to hold your hand most of all. She is the quiet achiever and has a most beautiful soft nature.

Aurelia's favourite subjects are English, vocational skills and science and would like to be an engineer when she grows up.

Her favourite colours are blue, green & purple.

Frank also loves soccer and when I took him on a trip to the market all he wanted was a soccer top and shorts. He too likes to sit next to me and chat.

Frank's favourite subjects are geography, english, science, and mathematics. 

Frank would like to be a pilot when he grows up. 

Japheth is a very quiet and shy boy. He is very clever and also a quiet achiever. He is a very diligent student. 

Japheth's favourite subjects are mathematics and science and when he grows up he hopes to become a pilot like Frank. 

His favourite colours are yellow and green.

Michael is loving his time at Tumaini Senior School. His favourite activities are playing football, volleyball and reading the newspaper. His favourite animals are lions, leopards and giraffes.

He has recently started a computer class which he loves learning how to make games and movies.

Pascal is the little brother of Aurelia. We try and keep families together where possible. 

He has just started his third class at Tumaini Junior School and is loving it!

His favourite subject is mathematics, while his favourite things to do include sports, eating and reading.


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