Kisarawe Girlstown


School Facts

Year Opened :

Capacity : 900

Sisters onsite : 16

Teachers onsite : 33

In 2019, the Sisters of Mary opened Kisarawe Girlstown, their first school in East Africa. Now the Sisters are able to care for 900 of the poorest young girls from throughout the country and give them access to a quality education and the chance of a brighter future

For the first time, the girls have access to good, regular meals and nutrition, a safe place to sleep, healthcare and a quality education which will help them to find work. They are studying a full curriculum of subjects including English, Swahili, geography, history, biology, chemistry, physics, civics, agriculture and PE.

The girls have the opportunity to enjoy the comforts of a proper childhood, making friends, playing sports, having fun and discovering new interests and hobbies. Also, they are receiving vocational training in skills needed by local industries including industrial dressmaking, bread and pastry production, as well as information and computer studies. This gives the girls a solid foundation and opens them to more opportunities once they graduate.

Thanks to the hard work of the Sisters of Mary and the support of their generous donors, these young girls have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and are given the hope of a promising future.

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.