The event which will take place at the school in Nyamisati village of Rufiji district, Pwanis region,is set to be graced by H.E Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolution Council, as well as dignitaries from the Ministry of Education, Diplomats, non governmental organisations and representatives from the Local government. The schools students will provide an array of entertainment to the invited guests as well as welcoming and giving the guest of honor a tour of the premise.
The school is a brainchild of the Founder and Chairperson of the WAMA Foundation, H.E. Mama Salma Kikwete, the First Lady of the United Republic of Tanzania. Through her visionary leadership the idea to build the school was conceived and through her efforts support was sourced from philanthropists and persons of goodwill for its construction.
In a quote given by the executive secretary of WAMA, Mr. Daudi Nasib said ,’Among such persons is Mr. Hayao Nakayama of the Nakayama Foundation of Japan, who was the first person to contribute money towards the construction of the school. As a result we now have this wonderful school which gives hope for a bright future to orphaned girls and those who come from poor families, who otherwise may not have had this opportunity.’
It was in recognition of this pivotal contribution of Mr. Hayao Nakayama that the Board of Directors of the WAMA Foundation decided to call the school the WAMA – Nakayama Secondary School.
The First lady, Mama Salma Kikwete, who is also the chairperson of WAMA foundation said, ‘ The WAMA Foundation very much appreciates and applauds his generous contribution and pray to God Almighty to reward him with many more blessings and greater successes in life.’
In his closing Remarks, the head teacher of the WAMA secondary school applauded the efforts shown by WAMA and the sponsors in support of the girl child education and said, ‘ it is the policy of the school, that students are sourced from all regions of Tanzania on the criteria that they should be orphans or come from poor families. Since it’s inception,Nakayama Secondary School enrolled the first 83 students into Form I.
Unfortunately, one of them dropped out, so 82 are now entering Form II. This year about 90 new Form I students joined the school.
The girls study hard and understand that education is an important pillar for their development and in turn the development of their societies and the country as a whole.’