Njelela Environmental Secondary School is a new science focused secondary school located in the Tanzanian highlands for village children.

Construction began in 2010 and the first intake of 65 students was in January 2013.

We need volunteers to help support the school with work either remotely or with a visit to the school. If you can volunteer or would like to sponsor a local teacher or student please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to talk to the Australian project coordinator please call Les Mutton on +61 8 97272550

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  • Rotary Supports new Infrastructure - July 2015

    We are very grateful for Busselton Rotarians (Western Australia) support of AUD$25,000 towards construction of  Boys Washrooms and the workshop. Thanks also to Iringa Rotary, Tanzania who approved NSS as a worthy Rotary project and agreed to help supervise construction of washrooms. The completed girls washrooms were used as model for boys washrooms.   In October 2015 the foundations of the boys washrooms were finished and approved by members of Iringa Rotary during a visit. It i...
  • Australians Assist Construction of Workshop - July 2015

    Two West Australians Gerald and Tom visited NSS to build the workshop over 4 weeks. With the assistance of a small team of locals, they skilfully moved the 2 x 40’ containers donated in 2013 and 2014 into parallel position and built a roof above the space between. They then converted one container into a lockable store for maize and beans. The second container has benches and shelves as well as secure windows and doors for a workshop.
  • Girls Washroom and 2 Teachers Houses finished - July 2015

    Girls are glad to start using washrooms. Also teachers are glad to now have houses on campus. Prior to completion of these houses the teachers had a 30 minute walk to and from their homes each day. Many times they finished work in the evening so had to navigate this trek through two gullies with head torches (if lucky enough to own one) or in the dark.
  • 2015 Wet Season Student Activities - January 2015

    In January when students returned to NSS, it was rainy season. They planted vegetables on campus and enjoyed eating many fresh vegetables and bananas