St Jude located across three campuses, provides free primary and secondary education to the poorest and brightest children of the Arusha City. It also provides boarding for over 1000 students and employs over 270 local Tanzanian staff members.
St Jude was founded in 2002 by Australian Gemma Sisia based on the belief that education is the best way to fight poverty., who dreamed of helping end poverty in Africa. She proved to be a talented fundraiser by engaging people and organisations such as Rotary.
She named the school after St Jude; the patron saint of hopeless causes. ‘My first donation was $10 and I had no building experience before moving to Africa, so the likelihood of the school actually getting off the ground was pretty hopeless! Anyway, I believed that with hard work, passion and prayer you can get through anything. I still believe that today
Mission Of St Jude School
St Jude’s provides a free, high-quality education to 1,800 students at a primary and secondary campus and has a program to also support its graduates through higher education. St Jude’s graduates, supported by the school, are also teaching over 10,000 government school students each year.
St Jude School Job Vacancies / Careers
Due to Tanzanian visa requirements and school policy we are unable to accept short-term volunteers. If you want to see St Jude’s in action, why not visit us! St Jude’s can arrange visitors safe, affordable accommodation for you. Our dedicated Visitors Team will assist with your personal itinerary and ensure that you have an experience like no other. A bonus of course is that Arusha is the gateway to some of the most amazing tourist destinations in the world including the Serengeti Plains, Zanzibar and Mt Kilimanjaro.
St Jude School Contact Details For Enquiry
The School of St Jude
PO Box 11875
Australian postal address
The School of St Jude
PO Box 82
8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday
+255 758 305 776
+255 787 719 500
For visitor enquiries and assistance only
+255 755 106 058
Community Relations and Welfare
+255 686 049 142
After Hour Emergencies
+255 686 566 136
Contact Gemma Personally
Kew East VIC 3102