True change occurs in the next generation, the ones that are now growing up….

It was very important for us to start from there. In 2011 we started supporting many children in the Nariva Academy to receive English-language teaching. These children were selected from the poorest families by the village chiefs. In the meantime, and thanks to sponsorship, we have been able to provide this top-quality teaching to more than 50 children. The demand for more English-language teaching grew so much that we started to build more schools: the “Worseg Vision” from Dr. Artur Worseg in Momella, the “Maasai Vision” in Ngabobo and the “Simba Vision” in Madebe, overseen by the Berggold family. Hence, there is one school in Meru land and two schools in the most remote parts of the Maasai land.

Owing to the Secondary School Sponsorships, older children, and particularly girls in the Maasai Land, can receive an additional four years of education if they have finished primary school with good grades. However, girls in Maasai families, even those with very good grades, are often denied a higher education so they can get married at a young age. It is precisely these girls whom we aim to help.

The Hill-Foundation has also sponsored a computer school in Momella with free courses for children and adults.

The chartered engineer Josef Doppler has built a vocational training school in Ngare Nanuki, where apprentices from poor families receive training to become a carpenter, mason or mechanic. The first two-year course has been successfully completed, and all apprentices used their Veta graduation certificates to find jobs.

The tailor workshop for women in Momella started in 2011 with a basic training in fashion, and, during the following three years, Mrs Reinhild Wendl has taught students the subtleties of tailoring. At the end of 2014 the students received their Veta graduation certificate and, with the support of volunteers and assignments from Africa Amini Alama, they became the first of our projects to achieve independence.

The latest education project is the Plasonig repair and assembling shop (garage). In this way young people are given the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship as a mechanic. Our garage: an exemplary project in one of the most remote areas of Tanzania!