Highfield School for Girls teachers raise nearly £4,000 to support school in Tanzania

Two teachers from Highfield School for Girls visited a village in Tanzania to work in the local school and orphanage

Two teachers from Chatsworth Schools’ Highfield School for Girls in Maidenhead have recently returned from spending two weeks in Tanzania working in the Kibasila primary school in Kisarawe, with the charity Champion Chanzige. Mrs Emma Warren and Mrs Sara Beazley worked with local teachers to transform classrooms into inspiring learning areas for the school children age 5-13.

Champion Chanzige took with them to Tanzania a series of posters, re-usable resources and art equipment to decorate the classrooms and the Highfield teachers worked with a team of volunteers hand painting resources such as the internal organs of the human body and the solar system. The Highfield teachers left behind a wonderful collection of re-usable material for children to enjoy for years to come.

As a part of their trip, the Highfield teachers also ran creative activity sessions in the local orphanage, with age-appropriate crafting and inspirational story telling as well as singing and dance sessions in collaboration with volunteers from Supajam, a specialist post-16 music college.

Emma Warren and Sara Beazley of Highfield Prep said “Champion Chanzige does incredible work in Tanzania, empowering teachers and pupils and enabling brighter futures for everyone they work with. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to be a small part of their work and to see the impact the classroom transformations had on the children who attend the school in Kisarawe.

They added “As part of their work in Tanzania, Champion Chanzige provides funding for uniforms, pencils and exercise books which are a requirement to attend school. This costs only £27 a year but is still out of reach for many families. Following donations from the incredibly supportive Highfield community, we are delighted to have raised £3725 in donations, which will be donated to Champion Chanzige to support their amazing work”.

Philippa Jacobs, Founder of Champion Chanzige, said “I was so pleased to have the support of two Highfield School for Girls teachers on our recent trip to Tanzania. Their support was hugely welcome and made a tangible difference to the children at the school they worked in”.


  • Highfield School for Girls in Maidenhead is known for small classes, expert teachers, a nurturing environment and access to outstanding sporting facilities. The school is co-educational from Pre-school and girls’ only from Year 3.  This coming September marks a significant milestone for Highfield with the inauguration of a Highfield Senior School. https://highfieldprep.org/
  • Champion Chanzige was founded by Philippa Jacobs after she visited Chanzige Primary school and saw the lack of basic teaching resources and the terrible state of the classrooms.  Champion Chanzige strives to make small sustainable changes to the educational environment of these inspirational young people by providing resources, renovating buildings and delivering a range of ecological workshops that teach the students skills as well as creating an additional income for the schools.

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