Your support means more than education. It is a ripple of impact going beyond students, families, and communities. We call this effect Mawimbi – the Kiswahili word for “ripples”.
This end of financial year, we invite you to create your own Mawimbi with St Jude’s.
A typical family with their child at The School of St Jude earns an average of only US$1.2 a day. They are thus internationally classified as being ‘Extreme Poor’.
As a result, parents often have to borrow or sell assets up to one and a half times what they earn in a year to support one child’s education.
Can you see how the cycle of poverty starts? This is what we are breaking.
The School of St Jude provides free, quality education to 1,800 high achieving children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Tanzania. This includes covering costs of uniforms, school supplies, food, boarding and transport to set children and families up for success. The school is 100% funded by charitable donations and sponsorships from supporters around the world.
Families with students at The School of St Jude come from the lowest 40% of the economy. Our data indicates that these families would be stuck in an ever-ending cycle of extreme poverty without critical intervention.
Through free education, these families can begin to reduce costs and improve their income. Our data shows that for each year a student is at St Jude’s, the family improves their income by an average of 15%. That’s not for the future. That’s real impact today. Alleviating pressures at the core of the cycle.
Mawimbi is a Kiswahili word meaning ‘ripples’, and like ripples, the impact of a St Jude’s scholarship spreads out beyond a child, beyond a family and into a whole community. What we do is education, but the Mawimbi is much more. So join us on this journey as we dive into the ripple effects of St Jude’s.