True change occurs in the next generation, the one that is now growing up…

This is an important anchor for all our work in this field. In 2011 we started supporting the many children at the Nariva Academy by providing English-language teaching. These children were selected from the poorest families by the village chiefs. But 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. With three English speaking primary schools, one on Meru land and two schools in the most remote parts of the Maasai land, we now educate over 1000 primary age children per year.

But children grow up and education needs to continue. Initially through our generous sponsors we were able to provide Secondary School Sponsorships but with time, the Maasai community were so thrilled with the success of our primary schools, they asked us if we would work with them to provide a secondary school as well. And so, Pamoja Secondary School, was built in 2018 and now provides an excellent English speaking education to our older children.  Continuing education is important to the future of all our young people, but particularly the girls in this community who may otherwise be encouraged to marry at an early age and forego the opportunities which an education affords them.

In addition to our primary and secondary education, the Hill-Foundation also sponsored a computer school in Momella which provides free courses for children and adults and our vocational schools for young men and women of the community are second to none.

The chartered engineer Josef Doppler built a vocational training school in Ngare Nanuki, where apprentices from poor families receive training to become carpenters, masons or mechanics. All our students to date have gone on to find jobs after graduating.

The tailoring workshop for women in Momella started in 2011 with the help of Mrs Reinhild Wendl. It offers successful students not only the chance to graduate but also gain the ability to be financially independent. Thanks to the support of volunteers and with the help of real–life assignments from Africa Amini Alama, this was also the first of our projects to be self-funding.

Our latest vocational project is the Plasonig garage offering mechanical repairs and assembly. Here young people have an opportunity to train as an apprentice mechanic. Another excellent project set up in the one of the most remote areas of Tanzania!