The Moravian Church in Western Tanzania has a Department of Education, which oversees the two secondary schools that are owned by the Church. Lusangi Moravian Junior Seminary is located in the Sikonge District and Bishop Kisanji Secondary School, which is a girls’ school, is located in the Uyui District. Students from both schools are doing very well academically and in 2021, each school was ranked first in its district.
Additionally, Teofilo Kisanji University (TEKU) is a collective effort of the various Provinces of the Moravian Church in Tanzania, and offers programs in social work, business administration, journalism, nursing, theology, and more.
The BWM has supported education efforts in Western Tanzania through various mission grants, including recently funding the improvement of TEKU’s nursing lab and the construction of a kitchen at Bishop Kisanji Secondary School.
Current goals include improving access to water at the Bishop Kisanji Secondary School, which does not currently have a water source. During the summer months, students have to fetch water from drilled wells around the village. The photos below show students from the girls’ school carrying water back from these wells.