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School is open! Classes in session! Big smiles all around!

Completed School Buildings with Corn

Completed School Buildings with Corn Crop to be used for School Lunches

Here is the Dream Big Montessori School – completed at long last! Classes began January 2013 at the Nursery level (ages 4-6 years) taught by our Montessori trained nursery teachers George and Sophie, who are living on site on the second floor of our wonderful solar kiosk enjoying the truly stunning views of the green valley in the distance. Ten new windows needed to be added to these two blocks, according to the school inspector, which have turned out very well and add even more light into the classrooms, library and office. Replastering has been finished as well as a fresh coat of paint which looks great!

School Breezeway

PE class

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First Day of School!

It is with great happiness that I can announce that the Dream Big Montessori School opens its doors for the first time tomorrow, Thursday, January 10th!

There was a 2 day delay as we were just informed by the school inspector at the final school inspection that he wanted a total of 10 windows in the school. So we rushed to remove some of our brick walls to have the new windows added. But now this last minute issue has been swiftly addressed class starts first thing Thursday morning for our beautiful new school, registered at long last by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education. It has been a long and difficult path since Fall 2009, but as of tomorrow the school will be a reality for these children and their families. Thank you everyone who helped along the way.

New school name and logo

As we near construction completion our carpenter Kennedy is installing our beautiful five panel solid wood doors – generously donated and transported in our School-in-a-box cargo container all the way around the planet from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Only a handful of jobs remain as Kennedy will fashion our high quality furniture grade BC wood into student desks and chairs, and our large Canada Place sun canopy and outside classroom will soon be erected.
Excitement grows as these local children will soon be able to begin their education using Maria Montessori educational methodology, taught by graduates from the Montessori Teacher’s Training College, founded and run by our committed, high energy nun partner – Sister Denise.
With our school opening shortly it was time to name our project.
Welcome to the DREAM BIG MONTESSORI SCHOOL – inviting our students and all to have the courage to Dream Big and pursue their goals with the support of our staff.