Making a Difference -“Giving kids a head-start to succeed in life”
“Taking a girl to school is a bad investment!” – Proclaimed Kabogo, a father of six girls who was a laborer- worker of mine at my local farm house company in Arusha, Tanzania.
He continued to say, “I don’t want to waste money on a girl going to school because she will get married, benefit my in-laws and stay at home to raise the children.”
A rush of emotions came over me; shock, anger and disappointment. The irony he was missing was I, a girl, was his employer and was paying him a salary.
However in 1998, his way of thinking was the norm and not the exception in my community in rural Arusha.
I realized that the only way to combat this mindset which seemed to be rampant among many parents within my community was to create a Daycare Center for young children- both girls and boys hence Engutoto Daycare Center was born in October, 1998.
My challenge was to convince parents like Kabogo to send me their young children from ages 2 - 5 years old to a daycare Centre where they would learn to read, write, draw and develop their natural creativity.
Welcome to ENGUTOTO DAYCARE CENTER
A Community of Passionate Educators and Learners
At ENGUTOTO DAYCARE CENTER, we are committed to spirited learning, growth, development and fun. We empower our students to ask insightful questions, explore disciplinary boundaries, and confront conventional ways of thinking. We invite you to learn more about ENGUTOTO DAYCARE CENTER and discover an education built for you.
Our Day Care Center
A Vibrant Learning Environment for underprivileged kids
At ENGUTOTO DAYCARE CENTER, you’ll find the creative and comfortable learning atmosphere you have been hoping for. Located in Engutoto Ward Arusha, our Day Care Center has been shaping minds and refining skills since 1998. We are privileged to teach students from all parts of Engutoto Njiro village, offering them a unique curriculum with plenty of educational and engaging activities that they would have otherwise never had an opportunity to have. Please feel free to contact us today.
Family Fun Day
July, 10 2017
This year our family got to battle it out with their children on the field, What a wonderful experience!
Student Fun Day
July, 10 2017
Our Students got to have a lot of fun competing with their parents! Lots of Presents to the students than parents.. what a fit group!
December, 2 2017
This year we will be sending our 10 graduates to first grade to their new school. They graduate with flying colors, and a send off Graduation comes to Engutoto ward once more! The Engutoto team, family and friends would like to invite you to attend this fabulous event on December 2 2017.
The Event will be held at the Block C wards Njiro Hills from 10 AM to 3 PM.
The Most Up-to-Date News
Take a moment to explore our Day Care Center media room, with all the latest press releases, ENGUTOTO DAYCARE CENTER information and relevant contacts. We want to share with you all of the inspirational and groundbreaking stories that come out of ENGUTOTO DAYCARE CENTER, so bookmark our site and stay in the know!
This Year’s Top ENGUTOTO DAYCARE CENTER Students
January 1, 2017
For nineteen years, our Centre has successfully served our ward's preschoolers and their families. In just our 1st class of 6, 3 are now business entrepreneurs, 2 are completing their masters in computer technology and 1 recently returned to the Centre as a certified teacher! We started with a success rate of 100% from our first year! We were the first early childhood program in our area and introduced the value of early childhood education to our community. In nineteen years, we have grown from 6 students to 100- an increase of over 1600%! In addition, we are now starting to educate our second generation. Former students are sending their own preschoolers to experience the same values and learning of their own childhoo.
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
Visitors are always welcome to our school. If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch.
P.O.Box 13 645 Arusha,
Engutoto Ward, Tanzania