Kiluvya Nursery and Training Center
Year Opened : 2022
Capacity : 110 women and 90 preschool children
Sisters onsite : 4
Teachers onsite : 9
In 2022 the Sisters of Mary opened Kiluvya Nursery and Training Center, a multi-purpose facility providing Montessori style nursery care for 90 young children and certified training for 110 impoverished women who have dropped out of education.
Without an education these young women have no hope of a stable job and regular income. At the training center these women have the opportunity to receive training in sewing & tailoring, baking & pastry making, and electrical & solar panel installation. The women also study business skills to help them in setting up their own business once they have completed their courses.
Poor families in Tanzania also lack a safe space for their young children to be cared for while they work and free childcare is an invaluable resource for young mothers. During the daytime, the Sisters and teachers help to address some of the children’s most basic needs like ensuring they have enough food, and the necessary medical attention they may need.
The training center will transform the lives of these young women giving them access to decent jobs, confidence and self respect and real hope for the future. Furthermore, the children in the care of the Sisters will have the chance for a good start in life.