Lets help them to do it by themself

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Help me to do it by myself is the central phrase for montessori teaching. Lets help them to do it by themself!

This is your chance to directly support the education of children and young adults in Subsaharan Africa. With this crowdfunding campaign, we call upon your financial support to continuously improve the infrastructure of the Montessori School Mwanza. Your contribution directly supports early childhood education and impacts the daily life of hundreds of children and young adults. Below you find our priority projects and an update about the current funding status. See this interview for more details about how it all started

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Sister Denise Mattle

Current Status: 35'944.00 CHF Donated

In return for your generous donation we offer the following rewards that are handmade at the Montessori School Mwanza for the special purpose of this crowdfunding:

1. With a donation of CHF 50+ (or similar amount in your currency) you get a handmade bracelet

2. With a donation of CHF 100+ you get a handmade puzzle from the students workshop 

3. With a donation of CHF 150+ you get a handmade letter of a student*

4. With a donation of CHF 1000+ you get the possibility to visit the Montessori School in Mwanza, Tanzania and get a personal tour by Sister Denise Mattle**

* Please note that the letter will be written especially for you and therefore will take some time to arrive, we count on your patience for this reward.

** Unfortunately, in these uncertain times there is no guarantee for a safe travel. Travel to and from Mwanza (Tanzania) and insurance is not included as part of this reward and has to be organized by the visitor in advance and in prior confirmation with Sister Denise Mattle. Please note that we can offer basic accommodation and meals, in return for a unique experience at the school. Prior experience with travelling to remote locations is advisable.

Project 1: Dining / Study Room for Boys Hostel at Montessori Secondary School

The funding for this project goes directly towards a new study / dining room for the secondary school of the Montessori School in Mwanza, Tanzania. The lack of a second study / dining room affects the learning and social environment as well as the health of the students. As the students do not have enough space in the already existing study / dining room, they study and eat in an open hall, whereby they are more vulnerable to Malaria infections. The planned new study / dining room will be an extension of the existing Boys Hostel. The room will have a total area of 88 square meters.


This improved learning environment will lead to a better education for the students. Education is the single most important means by which individuals and society can improve personal endowments, build capacity levels, overcome barriers, and expand opportunities for a sustained improvement in their well-being.

Current Situation:

In the current situation, the boys study / dining room is not able to provide a good learning environment for all of the male students. Due to this, they don’t have the equal chances to learn and improve in their skills and have to deal with harder conditions and more stress...

Future plans:

An extension of the study / dining room for the boys hostel will improve the students performances and ensure that they can study and learn in a good environment…

Amount needed for this project: 7'817.00 CHF

Project 2: School bus for the Montessori School Tanzania

Since the beginning, the Montessori School Mwanza offered to pick up the students with old refurbished school buses at a marginal fee. The buses collect the around 240 pupils who are in need for transportation, as their home is in other rural districts and too far away from the school to walk. To ensure that the children have a safe travel the school is in dire need for new buses.


The project funds the purchase of three refurbished Toyota Coaster Bus with 29 seats each. The buses will be used to ferry the pupils in three shifts, to and from the school to their homes, daily at a marginal transport fee to cover the basic costs.

The old buses need to be replaced after years of daily use on the dusty roads to transport the students safely to and from the school to their homes…

Future Plans:

Funding of three buses will make the daily routine for the students safe and possible and therefore support their education and further school success...

Amount needed for this project: 25'015.00 CHF

Current Situation: