Back in 2006, Ian Horne, a teacher from the UK, decided that he wanted to do something that would help to reduce poverty in the rural area of Maruvango. He talked with village leaders and unanimously they agreed that the best way to do this would be to build a school. His brother in law kindly donated a plot of land and also loaned to Ian the use of a cowshed and a house, and so the idea of East Meru Community School began. The house was where Ian would live whilst working on the land. It also became the first staff room. The cowshed was eventually to become the first classroom.

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East Meru Community School

Maruvango Village


P.O. Box 36

Usa River



Telephone : ​+255 782 736 838

Email: info@eastmerucommunityschool.org

We are very grateful to our photographers:  © Andrew Hives, Tizia May, Hetty Ermers and Simon Scott. All rights reserved.

East Meru Community School is a private English medium Primary School registered with the Tanzanian Ministry of Education and Vocational Skills. Reg No: AR.03/7/018

Owned by Tikundane a Tanzanian registered NGO. Reg. No: 00004359 UK Registered Charity Friends of East Meru Community School No.1168456