Our Mission

Friends of Imiliwaha help to improve the quality of life in Imiliwaha, Tanzania through education and healthcare.

Sister-Doctor Beatrice Kayombo

 

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Muhimbili University, National Hospital
Dar Es Salaam TZ

Sister BeatriceSince graduating from Benedictine University with a masters in public health, Sister Beatrice has pursued medical training, graduating from Poznan University Medical School in Poland in 2014 then to Dar Es Salaam where she is now about to finish her oncology residency, hopefully by Dec. 2020.

Her medical expertise will be of great use for her Sisters and the villagers. She continues to collaborate on the new surgical center in Imiliwaha.

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Sister Fausta Mtweve, Principal


St. Gertrude Pre and Primary School

 

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Kilimahewa, TZ, a small village south
of Dar Es Salaam.

Sister Fausta
Sister Fausta arrived at this school in 2019, with phase 1 of the buildings complete, including classrooms and dorms, and proceeded to prepare for its opening.

The construction is complete, but furnishings, textbooks, and supplies are needed before they can fully “do business.”

Open for a few months, the covid-19 pandemic interrupted the momentum.

FOI will offer support as we are able, knowing the students will get an excellent education and will learn how to be responsible citizens.

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Sister Afra Mgwama, Principal


St. Gertrude Pre and Primary School

 

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Sumbawanga, a mid-sized city on
the western edge of Tanzania,
near Lake Tanganyika.

Sister AfraSister Afra arrived in Sumbawanga in 2012, charged with converting a few abandoned buildings from the TZ government into a school that the Sisters would operate.

Friends of Imiliwaha supports this thriving pre-primary school serving over 330 elementary school students. The stellar quality of education is shown by high test scores. FOI board members have enjoyed several visits to this vibrant campus.

FOI proudly supports St. Gertrude Pre-Primary School in Sumbawanga. We need your help to continue!

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Imiliwaha,

African Benedictine

Sisters of St. Agnes

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Imiliwaha, a small village near Njombe, TZ

Mama SylviaThe Sisters’ Motherhouse is located in this rural village called Imiliwaha near Njombe. Within their campus, the Sisters have many trades, producing much of what they need to be self-sufficient, and generating income to support their community.

Also on this campus: primary and secondary school, vocational school, orphanage, and clinic.

The surgical center is under construction.

Mother Sylvia Kilongo, pictured here, is prioress.

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