Maisha Mapya Education Centre Tanzania

School for Hotel Management

Every year thousands of Tanzanian youths finish their primary education with no prospects of continuing their education. This can be because of failing of the exams or the lack of money to go on to private schools.

The Maisha Mapya Education Centre was established in 2004 to help girls and boys who finished primary school or secondary school with no chances for further education.

We especially help those families, who have not the resources to pay for the education of their children. We focus on children who have stayed at home for a number of years after finishing primary or secondary education.

We focus our training on a 1 year course in hotel management and the majority of our students have secured a job after their studies.

At the end of the course the students get an official certificate and during the course they receive training how to apply for jobs. The staff actively look for employment opportunities for students who have graduated.

Students of Maisha Mapya have found employment in tourist hotels in Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Moshi, Zanzibar, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam.


Our teaching programme focuses on the following components:
Hotel Management; students receive theory and practical training by professional teachers.
Tour guiding covers general knowledge of nature and wildlife in Tanzania.
English: a popular subject with the students, which will give them better job opportunities and confidence;
Italian: basic phrases and small sentences taught by one of our teachers (arrivederci!);

Mathematics: necessary skill in today's life;
Sports: exercise and team building;
Domestic Science; health, cooking, etc.
Health: personal hygiene, AIDS

Opening of new MM Branch in Mvumi Mission Village


On the 1st of July 2014 Maisha Mapya officially started a Branch in the large village of Mvumi, 25 km south east of Dodoma.

The school started with 1 (one) student on day 1, but that did not discourage teachers, as they started the class the same day.

At the end of September there were 12 students, who enjoy very much the school and the teaching.

There is one permanent teacher in Mvumi together with a matron. Three teachers from Dodoma come each 1 day a week, using public transport.

At the end of July 2014 the school was officially opened and this was well attended by community leaders and parents.

The Centre in Mvumi plans to have 2 classes a year, with a maximum of 20 students per class.

There is one permanent teacher in Mvumi together with a matron. Three teachers from Dodoma come each 1 day a week, using public transport.


Contact the Head of Maisha Mapya Education Centre

P.O. Box 17029 , Dodoma, Tanzania

tel: (+255) 0767 593 189

email: info (at)

last updated: 8 October 2014